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Greenland, tsunami, June 2017.

Fundraising for Greenland Going Well

Well over 20 million krónur (USD 192,000, EUR 171,000) has already been raised for the victims of a natural disaster in Greenland.
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Icelandair Laying Off 115 Pilots

The head of the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association states that Icelandair's decision to lay off 115 pilots this fall does not bode well for wage negotiations.

Amphibious vehicle, Jökulsárlón.

Widower Criticizes Lax Safety at Jökulsárlón

The widower of a woman who died in an accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland two years ago said that while he feels some sympathy for the captain of the amphibious vehicle that ran over his wife, safety precautions at the lagoon were totally lacking.

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Þvottárskriður mountain.

Environmental Volunteer Work

Q: I’m trying to find volunteer opportunities for a group of high school students that will be working on a community service project in Iceland in April 2017.

Street Art in Reykjavík

Q: Whilst in Reykjavik I was amazed by the street art and took quite a few photographs. Is the law on street art/graffiti in public places as liberal as it seems?

Seed of the Enada gigas.

Stone Carried by Midwives

Q: When we visited Hveragerði, a local rock collector told us about a stone found in Iceland that was traditionally carried by midwives and given to pregnant women in the olden day

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Judicial Appointments to New Court Confirmed

President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson yesterday approved the appointment of 15 judges to a new middle-tier court called Landsréttur, or ‘Land’s Court’, according to Vísir.

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Amphibious vehicle, Jökulsárlón.

Widower Criticizes Lax Safety at Jökulsárlón

The widower of a woman who died in an accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland two years ago said that while he feels some sympathy for the captain of the amphibious vehicle that ran over his wife, safety precautions at the lagoon were totally lacking.

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