News Tagged with “Environment”

Ravens flying over Reykjavik.

Over 3000 ravens hunted annually in Iceland

7 Sep The raven is in danger of extinction in Iceland, announced a surprising report by national broadcasting service Rúv last night. Over 3000 ravens are hunted every year, a figure which needs to be considerably limited according to the Institute of Natural History.

People are able once again to walk behind the waterfall.

Walking path at Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopens

6 Sep The access to Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopened this morning and a sign has been put up warning people about rockfall. On Saturday the path was closed off due to gigantic boulders plunging down onto the path.

Environmentalists are critical that ships are allowed to operate on comparatively dirty fuel oil without any exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Environmentalists call for a ban of heavy fuel oil in arctic shipping

30 Aug Cruise ships pose risk to arctic nature and the health of people say a group of experts from Germany's Nature and Biodiversiy Union who found that air pollution levels in the wind direction of arriving or departing vessels in Reykjavik were 1000 times higher compared to local background concentrations.

Minister for the Environment, Björt Ólafsdóttir.

Minister for Environment concerned about United Silicon situation

30 Aug Minister for the Environment, Björt Ólafsdóttir calls the situation in Reykjanes due to the United Silicon silicon plant pollution "a grave situation."

Nurse Eygló Anna Tómasdóttir wants her four children to enjoy the right again to breathe clean, fresh air.

Pollution woke locals up last night

29 Aug Pollution from United Silicon in Helguvík woke up locals in Reykjanesbær last night who had to shut their windows.

Crowds attended the meeting of Reykjanes locals last night. One of them wore a mask to state his point.

Reykjanes locals outraged over United Silicon pollution

25 Aug "I couldn't care less about billions and millions," said Eygló Anna Tómasdóttir, inhabitant of Reykjanesbær at a meeting of locals last night to discuss pollution from the United Silicon plant. "We're going to stop this plant whatever the cost."

Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most stunning landmarks.

Jökulsárlón becomes a protected site today

25 Jul Minister for the Environment in Iceland, Björt Ólafsdóttir,will be signing a new regulation today to protect the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the surrounding area.

Game of Thrones

Kit Harington on Iceland: Saw global warming with my own eyes

30 Jun Actor Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow on The Game of Thrones series spoke to Time Magazine about the new series, filmed again partly in Iceland. He says he saw global warming with his own eyes in Iceland and that it was terrifying.

Sea cages in Berufjörður.

A new wildlife fund established to fight industrial scale salmon farming in Iceland

29 Jun A new wildlife fund, The Icelandic Wildlife Fund (IWF) has been established to protect Iceland's nature , in particular the wild salmon stock in Iceland's rivers and lakes.

Árni Finnsson calls Trump "a psychopath".

Trumps decision: "A great threat to Iceland"

1 Jun Director of the Icelandic Nature Conservation association, Árni Finnsson says that the decision announced by US President Donald Trump today is a great threat to Iceland. "The acidification of our oceans is very rapid and our fish is danger. I imagine that people within the fishing industry here will react very strongly."

Plans to make Iceland’s famous Geysir a protected site

6 Dec Work has begun on a new proposal to grant protected status to the Geysir geothermal area on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

“Three parties in Iceland pass the climate-change test”

14 Oct 2016 An Icelandic climate-change activism group has put together a ranked list of climate-change policy among Icelandic political parties in the run-up to general elections later this month.

All Iceland municipalities to get electric-car charging stations

10 Oct 2016 Icelandic power company Orkusalan has announced it will soon be fitting electric-car charging stations in every municipality in the country.

The United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement back in April.

Iceland ratifies Paris climate deal

20 Sep 2016 Iceland MPs unanimously voted yesterday to ratify the UN Paris Agreement on climate issues, one of the first countries to do so.

Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon and Sturgeon to attend Arctic Circle in Iceland

15 Sep 2016 Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will be among those attending the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly to be held in Reykjavik on 7-9 October.

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