The produce section at one of Nettó's stores.

Nettó to Adopt Food in the Nude

News Tagged with “Environment”
Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, right, accepts chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Finish Foreign Minister Timo Soini.

Iceland Chairs Arctic Council

7 May Today, Iceland assumed leadership of the Arctic Council for a two-year period.

From Akurey island.

Puffin Nesting Area Now Natural Reserve

3 May Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, umhverfis- og auðlindaráðherra, undirritaði í dag friðlýsingu Akureyjar í Kollafirði. Verndargildi eyjunnar er ekki síst fólgið í mikilvægi hennar sem sjófuglabyggðar.

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid.

Big Plogging Day Big Success

30 Apr More than a thousand trash bags were filled during the Big Plogging Day on Sunday, according to Morgunblaðið.

Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Effect of Container Port Needs Examination

29 Apr “What I regard as the most important factor in this matter and a fundamental point is looking carefully at the environmental effect,”

Finnafjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland.

Container Port Creates Controversy

23 Apr Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in 2012 opposed the building of a container port in Finnafjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland, now declines to comment on the matter.

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

14 Mar Young people in Iceland are joining young people in over 1200 international cities every Friday at noon to go on strike for the climate.

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 2018 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 2018 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.

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