On Viðey island. From left, Finnish PM Antti Rinne, German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  Swedish PM Stefan Löfven, Icelandic PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, and Danish PM Mette Frederiksen.

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A view of the disappearing Ok.

Memorial Service for Glacier

19 Aug Numerous people attended a memorial service yesterday for the glacier Ok in the Icelandic highlands. A plaque was placed where the glacier used to be.

Pilot whales on Löngufjörur beach.

Higher Temps or Tourists?

18 Aug Warmer ocean temperatures, due to global warming, may explain why pilot whales have been spotted more often around Iceland in recent years.

Glaciers on the south side of Vatnajökull "dig their own graves."

They ‘Dig Their Own Grave’

30 Jul “Almost all glaciers being monitored in Iceland are retreating, and this is their response to a warming climate.”

Ice cave in Langjökull glacier. The picture was taken in 2004.

Want to Dig Tunnel in Race Against Time

5 Jul The company Mountaineers of Iceland has been granted permission to dig a 100-m (328-ft) ice tunnel into the south part of Langjökull glacier.

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

Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier

7 Jun “Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day.”

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.

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