Icelandic children on climate strike last Friday, demanding that the government take more action to secure their future.

Climate strikes continue on Fridays in Reykjavik

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Geologist Haraldur Gunnarsson at Eystri-Hagafellsjökull, a glacier that has retreated by 700 metres in the space of one year.

Toes of Icelandic glaciers retreating

20 Feb Are Icelandic glaciers going to vanish? Glaciologist Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir says that glacier toes in Iceland are retreating and that glacial lagoons are being formed in front of many of the places where they are measured which makes access difficult.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland.

Icelandic PM and Minister of Environment head to Helsinki Climate Change summit

24 Jan Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland and Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson Minister for the Environment and natural resources headed to Helsinki today to attend the climate change mini summit taking part there.

The government plans to ban new registration of all petrol and diesel cars in 2030.

Environment: Icelandic government plans to abolish fossil fuels before year 2050

10 Sep The Icelandic government has a new action plan for environmental issues which calls for abolishing the use of all fossil fuels before the year 2050. All new registrations of diesel and petrol vehicles will be banned in the year 2030.

The environmental minister recommends limiting the use of herbicides as much as possible.

Use of glyphosate ‘undesirable,’ says environment minister

16 Aug “As a cautionary note, the use of glyphosate is undesirable, in my view.”

The area around the famous Gullfoss waterfalls is one of the areas in danger according to the report.

Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

9 Apr A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, plogging outside the Presidential residence at Bessastaðir.

Icelandic President found plogging at Presidential Residence

26 Mar Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland has taken up the habit of plogging, the Swedish fitness craze for people concerned with the environment.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir in Paris yesterday.

Iceland presents decision to exceed goals of Paris Agreement at One Planet Summit

13 Dec 2017 Iceland's new governmental decision to take global warming issues further than the Paris Agreement entails met with a great reception at the One Planet summit yesterday. It was new PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir who spoke at the summit to present Iceland's environmental and global warming policies.

Ravens flying over Reykjavik.

Over 3000 ravens hunted annually in Iceland

7 Sep 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 "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 2017 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 2017 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.

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