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Fluctuating Lava Flow in Holuhraun

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues to be strong, although its productivity has decreased from mid-September. The activity is similar to what it has been in the last two weeks but the lava flow is more fluctuating.

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Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

Politics

Leak Affair: Interior Minister to Resign Today

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will step down today, as reported just now. According to the sources of national broadcaster RÚV , the minister is planning to take a break from politics and return to parliament in January. It’s unclear who will replace her.
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Society

Talks between Doctors and State Going Nowhere

After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon’s Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going nowhere.
A thermal image of the Holuhraun eruption.

Eruption

Thermal Images of Holuhraun and New Eruption Video

These thermal images (FLIR) of the craters in Holuhraun, seen from the west, by the Institute of Earth Sciences field group, show the development of the eruption. A new video shows the molten lava bubbling in the crater and the expanse of the new lava field.

Politics

Leak Affair: Interior Minister to Resign Today

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir will step down today, as reported just now. According to the sources of national broadcaster RÚV , the minister is planning to take a break from politics and return to parliament in January. It’s...

Business

City of Reykjavík Wins Case against Kaupþing Bank

The Supreme Court of Iceland acquitted the City of Reykjavík from a more than ISK 1.8 billion (USD 14.5 million, EUR 11.7 million) claim made by Kaupþing Bank in November 2008 with a ruling announced on November 6.

Culture

Icelandic Music in Focus at Eurosonic 2015

Iceland will be the focus country at the 29th Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, which takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands, January 14-17, 2015. Eurosonic is considered to be Europe’s most important live music showcase and...

Nature and Travel

Warm November in Reykjavík So Far

The average temperature in Reykjavík so far this month has measured just over 5ºC (41ºF), which is roughly 3ºC (37.4ºF) higher than the average temperature for November during the past ten years.

Eruption

Fluctuating Lava Flow in Holuhraun

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun continues to be strong, although its productivity has decreased from mid-September. The activity is similar to what it has been in the last two weeks but the lava flow is more fluctuating.

Society

Talks between Doctors and State Going Nowhere

After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon’s Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going...

Sport

Top Basketball Teams to Play Tonight

The two top teams in women’s basketball in Iceland, Haukur from Hafnarfjörður and Snæfell from Styykishólmur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, will play in Hafnarfjörður at 7:15 pm tonight.

Sci & Tech

One Hundred Banana Trees in Iceland

Is Iceland Europe’s largest banana-producing country? If you’ve visited Iceland you may have heard this before. Around 100 banana plants exist in a geothermally-heated greenhouse in Hveragerði.

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