The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, obscured by smoke from wildfires.

Haze from US Wildfires Moves Toward Iceland

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Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Iceland’s New Climate Action Plan Introduced

24 Jun The Icelandic government introduced an updated version of its climate action plan yesterday.

Drangajökull glacier in September, 2001.

Drangajökull Glacier Could be Gone by 2050

6 Feb Drangajökull glacier in the West Fjords of Iceland could disappear in the next 30 years.

Polar bear in Greenland.

Arctic Circle Assembly Opens Today

10 Oct 2019 The 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly opens at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík today.

From a strike earlier this year, in support of the climate.

Climate Crisis Strike Today

20 Sep 2019 All over the world today, people, young and old, are bringing attention to the climate crisis by going on strike.

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.

Climate Number One at Nordic Meeting

21 Aug 2019 Climate issues were at the top of the agenda at a meeting of prime ministers of the Nordic countries in Reykjavík yesterday.

A view of the disappearing Ok.

Memorial Service for Glacier

19 Aug 2019 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 2019 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 2019 “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 2019 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 2019 “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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 “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 2018 “Why are puffins vanishing?”


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