Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn volcano and Grímsfjall mountain in the foreground.

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The route over Tungnaárjökull is impassable.

Route over Glacier Impassable

5 Jun Due to the climate crisis, scientists were unable to access Vatnajökull glacier this year by the regular route over Tungnaárjökull glacier.

Golden plover.

One Third of World’s Golden Plovers Nests in Iceland

9 May About a third of the world’s population of golden plover nests in Iceland.

From Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Area of Glaciers Decreases by 215 km2

6 May Presently, the largest single land form change in Iceland is due to retreating glaciers.

Scientists on top of Snæfellsjökull glacier on Monday.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Gone by 2050?

26 Apr “Due to climate warming, Snæfellsjökull glacier has been fast retreating for the past 25 years and will, if the trend continues, be mostly gone around the middle of this century.”

Why are puffins in decline?

1 Sep “Why are puffins vanishing?”

Árni Finnsson calls Trump "a psychopath".

Trumps decision: "A great threat to Iceland"

1 Jun 2017 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."

“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.

2016 one of the hottest Iceland summers on record

7 Oct 2016 The summer of 2016 was one of the hottest on record, according to data and analysis from the Icelandic Met Office.

The Hellisheiði Power Station.

Revolutionary new CO2 binding technique developed in Iceland

10 Jun 2016 “The world now has a new weapon in the fight against climate change,” it has been announced, thanks to a revolutionary new technique developed in Iceland to lock away carbon dioxide.

Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Iceland Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Iceland to ratify Paris climate change deal in the autumn

3 Jun 2016 Iceland’s Foreign Minister has told fellow MPs that the Paris climate change deal signed in April will be ready for ratification in the autumn.

Iceland has highest share of renewable energy in Europe

31 May 2016 71% of energy used in Iceland in 2014 came from renewable sources – the highest renewable share in Europe.

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

Icelandic volcanoes not to blame for world temperature changes

30 May 2016 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano is now synonymous the world over with flight shutdown and travel chaos – but Icelandic volcanoes in general have much less bearing than volcanoes elsewhere on worldwide temperature change.

International flights to and from Iceland depart from Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

Iceland’s KEF airport gets carbon accreditation

12 May 2016 Iceland’s main international airport at Keflavík has received official accreditation for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Sigrún Magnúsdóttir signing the Paris deal on behalf of Iceland.

Iceland signs Paris climate change deal

25 Apr 2016 Iceland was one of over 170 nations to sign the historic Paris climate change agreement in the New York on Friday, the largest ever international deal of its type.

Jökulsárlón lagoon in East Iceland is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon for sale

4 Apr 2016 A forced auction for Fell, an estate in Iceland where the famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is located will be taking place on April 14th. According to sources of Morgunblaðið, foreign interest in the purchase is high.

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