The energy of the geothermal areas in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull now measures several hundred megawatts and the melting of glacial ice is estimated at approximately 2 cubic meters per second.
News 2014 - October
The meeting held on Wednesday to discuss the wage dispute between the Icelandic Medical Association (LÍ) and the state ended with no solution. The first strike among doctors in Iceland ended at midnight yesterday, but a new strike is set to start on Monday.
The public’s faith in politics and banks seems not to have been restored in Iceland since the 2008 economic collapse. In a new survey by MMR, 54.7 percent of respondents stated they had little faith in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, and 66.8 percent had little faith in the banking system....
A storm is currently raging in South Iceland, reaching a speed of 40 meters per second at Stórhöfði in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) and 50 meters per second in the strongest squalls at Stórhöfði, below the Eyjafjöll mountains and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
The Arctic fox stock in nature reserve Hornstrandir in the West Fjords nearly collapsed this past summer. A multitude of foxes were found dead and very few pairs managed to raise cubs, as stated in a report by the Icelandic Institute of Natural History (NÍ) released last week.
Daniel Haußmann has made a video showing the ongoing eruption in Holuhraun. Shot from the ground and from a helicopter, the video gives an impression of the forces of nature in the volcano.
NGO Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, claims that Icelandair encouraged off-road driving in an advertisement on Norwegian website icespiration.no. The ad has since been removed and Icelandair states that it was published by mistake.
Reykjanesbær municipality in Southwest Iceland, including Keflavík, is in debt by more than ISK 40 billion (USD 327 million, EUR 260 million), as revealed when a report by KPMG on the community’s finances was presented at a public meeting yesterday evening.
Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson claimed the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize Of Horses and Men and the City of Reykjavík won the Nature and Environment Prize at the 2014 Nordic Council Prizes ceremony in Stockholm yesterday.