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Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Icelandic Minister Criticizes Perry for Banning Same-Sex Marriage

14 Oct Icelandic Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson criticized US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at their meeting with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Thursday.

Polar bear in Greenland.

Arctic Circle Assembly Opens Today

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

The RVs were connected to the area's sewage system without a proper permit.

Strong Opposition to Tourist Center Near Hella

8 Oct Residents near Hella, South Iceland, keep fighting plans for the construction of a tourist service center – plans directed by Malaysian businessman and landowner Loo Eng Wah.

Divers in Silfra fissure.

Can Silfra Remain Open to Tourists?

8 Oct UNESCO’s World Heritage Center has sent Icelandic authorities a letter regarding a complaint received regarding the protection of Þingvellir National Park.

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Electric Scooters for Rent in Reykjavík

2 Oct You can now rent an electric scooter in Iceland and be part of the latest transport trend in the nation.

Uxatindar peaks by Skaftá river and Langisjór lake, the southern highlands.

Day of Icelandic Nature Today

16 Sep Today is the Day of Icelandic Nature – celebrated September 16 every year since 2010.

Marglytturnar, with Captain Peter Reed.

Jellyfish Wait for Window to Open

9 Sep A group of Icelandic female swimmers, who call themselves Marglytturnar, meaning “the Jellyfish,” are hoping to be able to start their relay swim across the English Channel tonight.

From Seyðisfjörður.

Trouble Deep in Seyðisfjörður

7 Sep The town of Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, is in deep trouble – literally.

There are numerous ways to cut plastic use.

Plastic-Free September

5 Sep The initiative Plastic-Free September was launched in Iceland on Sunday..

US Vice President Mike Pence.

‘Party against Pence’ Planned by 11 Associations

4 Sep Eleven associations are planning a protest today in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, at 5:30 pm, called “Partý gegn Pence,” meaning “Party against Pence.”

Near the Top in Trash Amount

28 Aug Being near the top of a list isn’t always something to be proud of.

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 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 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.

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.

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