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A graph showing the SO2 pollution levels at Lake Mývatn on October 1, 2014.

Very High SO2 Pollution in Northeast Iceland

Very high sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun has been detected by Lake Mývatn in Northeast Iceland since late last night, with levels shooting up to as much as 6,000 μg/m3 at the Reykjahlíð school.
The Holuhraun eruption fissure.

Status Quo at Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun

The eruption activity in Holuhraun and seismic activity around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier remain stable, according to the latest scientific updates. The largest earthquake to hit Bárðarbunga since 7 pm yesterday was of magnitude 4.8.
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson and Winston Lackin

Iceland-Suriname ‘Men-Only’ Conference to Include Women

The men-only conference to be held at the United Nations next year to discuss gender equality and violence against women, announced by Iceland’s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson on Monday, will also include women, it has been revealed after organizers received criticism for excluding women.

WOW Adds Three New Destinations

WOW Air will add three new destinations to its flight schedule next summer, Dublin, Billund and Rome. Flights to Dublin will operate all year round while flights to Billund and Rome will run during the summer only.

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