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

Haze from US Wildfires Moves Toward Iceland

News Tagged with “Pollution”

Iceland’s CO2 Emissions Could Be Reduced by a Third

24 Jun A new Icelandic technology intended for aluminum production offers hopes of eliminating CO2 emissions from the production.

A common murre, drenched in oil, left, and after being cleaned by Sea Life Trust.

Oil Pollution May Stem from Shipwreck

7 May Fuel oil pollution, which has killed numerous birds on the south shore of Iceland and on the shore of Vestmannaeyjar islands, is possibly under the surface of the ocean.

Carcasses at Stafnes point, Heimaey island.

Oil-Covered Carcasses of Birds Puzzle Islanders

4 May Numerous oil-covered carcasses of birds have recently been discovered on Vestmannaeyjar islands, and no one knows why.

El Grillo, before it was shot down in 1944.

Trying to Contain Oil Leakage in East Fjords

3 May By the end of May, the Icelandic Coast Guard plans to make the first step toward preventing further leakage from the wreck of a British oil tanker, lying at the bottom of Seyðisfjörður.

The new packaging from Emmessís.

Businesses Reduce Plastic Use

27 Dec Numerous Icelandic producers have in recent weeks announced they have switched to more environmentally friendly packaging, or are planning to do so.

The entrance to Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel.

More Particulate Matter than in Beijing

4 Nov New findings reveal that the air in the Hvalfjarðargöng tunnel, West Iceland, is quite polluted.

As tires wear, they create microplastics.

Tires to Blame for Tons of Microplastics

1 Nov Tires are the main source of microplastics in Iceland

From Múlakvísl river.

Warning: Gas Pollution by Múlakvísl River

2 Oct 2019 Due to gas pollution, caused by a small glacial flood in Múlakvísl river, South Iceland, travelers are advised to avoid stopping by the river.

Marglytturnar, with Captain Peter Reed.

Jellyfish Wait for Window to Open

9 Sep 2019 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 2019 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 2019 The initiative Plastic-Free September was launched in Iceland on Sunday..

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, reaching shore with Marglytturnar.

President Enjoys Company of Jellyfish

13 Aug 2019 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 2019 The sulfur emissions from cruise ships in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík is comparable to that from 3,000 to 5,000 cars.

Oil being pumped from the tank truck.

Oil Spill in Öxnadalsheiði Mountain Pass

25 Jul 2019 About 8,000 liters (2,100 gallons) of marine fuel oil spilled in Öxnadalsheiði mountain pass yesterday, when a tank truck rolled over.

From Culture Night in Reykjavík.

Fireworks under Fire

28 Jun 2019 Will the fireworks display on Culture Night, planned for August 24, in Reykjavík this summer, be the festival’s last?


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