A view of the disappearing Ok.

Memorial Service for Glacier

News Tagged with “Environment”
President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, reaching shore with Marglytturnar.

President Enjoys Company of Jellyfish

13 Aug Swimming in the company of jellyfish is not something people generally do with a smile.

From Sundahöfn harbor. The picture was taken in 2017.

Cruise Ship Pollutes as Much as Thousands of Cars

7 Aug The sulfur emissions from cruise ships in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík is comparable to that from 3,000 to 5,000 cars.

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.”

Oil being pumped from the tank truck.

Oil Spill in Öxnadalsheiði Mountain Pass

25 Jul About 8,000 liters (2,100 gallons) of marine fuel oil spilled in Öxnadalsheiði mountain pass yesterday, when a tank truck rolled over.

Hvalá river.

‘This Will Be Stopped’

24 Jul “I won’t reveal much, but this must not happen, ever.”

The scientists were surprised to find a harvestman this far from land.

Surtsey: Young and Attractive at 56

22 Jul A visit by scientists to Surtsey island July 14-18 reveals that the flora of the island is diverse and growing.

This is what the mountain looked like in June.

Phallic Symbols Removed from Mountain

18 Jul For the past few days, volunteers have worked hard at removing marks left recently by vandals on the slopes of Helgafell mountain in Hafnarfjörður.

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir and Hrafn Jökulsson.

New Environmental Party in the Making?

18 Jul A new environmental party appears to be in the making in Iceland.

Volunteers and the crew of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship, leaving Barðsvík.

One Cove: Six Tons of Trash

16 Jul On Sunday, volunteers from Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) transported 6.3 tons of trash – mainly plastic – from the cove Barðsvík in the Hornstrandir nature reserve.

From Hvalá river.

Permit for Hydropower Plant in West Fjords Contested by Environmentalists

9 Jul Four environment associations have filed a complaint to the Environmental and Natural Resources Complaints Board, contesting the decision on June 13 by Árneshreppur district to grant Vesturverk a development permit for the first phase of Hvalá hydropower plant in Ófeigsfjörður fjord, the West Fjords.

Vatnajökull glacier.

Vatnajökull National Park on World Heritage List

5 Jul The 43rd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, has just approved to inscribe Vatnajökull National Park on the World Heritage List.

Helena, a park ranger in Þjórsárdalur, throwing away the last of 3,219 rocks from a "wart" near Hjálparfoss waterfall.

Tourists ‘Warts’ Removed by Park Rangers

5 Jul Park rangers in Iceland have been busy lately removing warts - tourists’ “warts,” that is.

From Culture Night in Reykjavík.

Fireworks under Fire

28 Jun Will the fireworks display on Culture Night, planned for August 24, in Reykjavík this summer, be the festival’s last?

You might be able to save time by using an electric scooter. The picture shows a busy intersection in Reykjavík.

Electric Scooters Soon for Rent in Reykjavík

22 Jun Getting around Reykjavík could soon get easier when electric scooters become available for rent.

Vandals Leave Ugly Marks on Mountain

19 Jun Vandals have carved names and other inscriptions into the tuff of Helgafell mountain in Hafnarfjörður, causing damage that may take decades or centuries to heal.

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