District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.
Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is planning to plant a capsule in a drift ice in Greenland next winter and live inside it for one year to study and raise awareness of climate change. One January 20 he will launch a solo crossing of Vatnajökull glacier on skis.
The Icelandic state announced on Monday its intention to acquire the private land Fell in Suðursveit, to which part of the famous glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón in Southeast Iceland belongs. However, the acquisition may be up in the air because it appears that the deadline for the state to use its...
Build-up of heavy industry in Iceland will increase coal usage in the country to 224,000 tons a year by 2018.
The United Silicon metal smelter in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland, is making the headlines again, this time after Stundin released a video of dust being released from the building in the dark of night.
The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd, has demanded that work on a new Fosshotel, just north of lake Mývatn, be halted.
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon has grown a great deal since it first appeared in the 1930s, when Vatnajökull glacier began retreating.
Following the egg farm scandal last week, in which a farm marketed as eco-friendly was found to be over-crowded and infested with mice, some Icelanders expressed their anger Friday by using eggs as weapons.
The environment associations Landvernd and Fjöregg are taking Icelandic Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir to court for failing to declare certain areas in Skútustaðahreppur district, North Iceland, as protected.
The Kastljós news analysis program which aired Monday night and revealed deplorable conditions at egg farms owned Brúnegg, has sparked discussion in Iceland about whether consumers can trust marketing labels.
Last night, the news analysis program Kastljós revealed deplorable conditions at an egg farm, which for years has been marketed as taking exceptionally good care of its hens and being environmentally friendly.
More than thirty complaints have been sent to the Environment Agency of Iceland about pollution from a United Silicon metal smelter in Helguvík.
More than 6,400 people have signed a petition, urging a new minister for the environment to ban the use of plastic bags in Iceland next year.
For the second time, the environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd have reported the decision to issue a project permit for a controversial power line to an environmental ruling committee.
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
There is a new development today regarding the controversial power line to the PCC silicon plant under construction at Bakki, near Húsavík, North Iceland.
The bus company Guðmundur Tyrfingsson ehf. has purchased an electrical bus from the Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong.
A parliamentary bill, intended to ensure that work on a power line project in North Iceland resume, will not be voted on in Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, before the October 29 election.
Skútustaðahreppur district has halted work on a new Fosshotel at Grímsstaðir, just north of lake Mývatn.
The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.
An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.
The electrically powered schooner Opal, operated by Norðursigling, arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday.