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United Silicon, Helguvík.

Reopening of Silicon Plant Opposed

The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.

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Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir with Mt. Lhotse in the background.

First Icelandic Woman to Conquer Everest

Icelandic mountaineer Vil­borg Arna Giss­ur­ar­dótt­ir reached the summit of Mount Everest last night, becoming the seventh Icelander to conquer the mountain and the first Icelandic woman to do so.

Business

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Reopening of Silicon Plant Opposed

The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.

Politics

Mývatn.

Polluters by Mývatn Must Pay

Iceland’s Minister for the Environment Björt Ólafsdóttir says it’s out of the question for the state to pay for sewage treatment for hotels or other businesses by Mývatn lake in Northeast Iceland.

Culture

Carlo Petrini

Slow Food Founder Coming to Iceland

Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.

Nature and Travel

Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir with Mt. Lhotse in the background.

First Icelandic Woman to Conquer Everest

Icelandic mountaineer Vil­borg Arna Giss­ur­ar­dótt­ir reached the summit of Mount Everest last night, becoming the seventh Icelander to conquer the mountain and the first Icelandic woman to do so.

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Sport

Sci & Tech

Face to Face with Sheep Placenta

Five students at Reykjavík University are planning to put on the market a facial cream including an active ingredient made from the placenta of Icelandic sheep.

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