Iceland is renowned as a ‘green’ country in many ways, yet it certainly does have its dark sides in terms of environmental impact. Food waste, recycling, and waste management issues are pressing environmental concerns for the country as it leaves a large environmental footprint
A revolutionary new project at Hellisheiði Power Station in South Iceland could mark a turning point in the fight against climate change.
The West Iceland Nature Research Center has requested the cooperation of mink hunters in a research project aiming to gather more information about mink populations in Iceland.
Two million cubic meters (70.6 million cubic feet) of gravel and rock have been mined from the south side of Ingólfsfjall mountain, South Iceland.
Over the weekend, residents of Reykjanesbær in Iceland’s southwest smelled the effects of odor pollution resulting from the United Silicon plant in the area.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
One of Iceland’s most popular and beloved natural sites, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the country’s southeast, will officially become a nature reserve today.
A potentially serious pollution accident was narrowly avoided today, as an oil truck carrying 3000 liters of diesel flipped over on a bridge in Northern Iceland.
Iceland’s public bus authority Strætó bs. has purchased nine electric-powered buses from Chinese specialist bus manufacturer Yutong.
Volunteers at Rauðasandur, a remote red sand beach in the West Fjords, easily managed to fill a 25 cubic meter (33 cubic yards) container with trash they collected last Saturday.
Thousands of tourists have pledged to behave responsibly on their travels in Iceland since a campaign run by tourism promotion site Inspired by Iceland kicked off on Friday.
The company Orka náttúrunnar neglected to report contamination of the Andakílsá river to The Environment Agency of Iceland when it occurred.
The furnace at United Silicon’s plant in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland was started up again Saturday night, following the repair of a raw material conveyor belt.
Staff of The Environment Agency of Iceland have set up a fence by Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland.
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.
The Suðurnes Public Health Authority has halted road construction in an area called Flugvellir in Keflavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, due to tar pollution.
Some travel companies distribute videos showing off-road driving in Iceland and poor treatment of nature.
When Styrmir Sigurðsson went hiking by Grindaskörð on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland recently, he discovered major tire tracks in a large area of the moss-covered landscape.
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.
It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission.
The Clean Up Iceland campaign officially launched yesterday with the beaching of a plastic sea monster.