Monitoring of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve must increase, according to one of the people who came upon men there last weekend, who had trashed an emergency shelter and used firearms against all rules.
‘Juvenile’ lake balls, or marimo, the free-floating spherical growth form Aegagropila linnaei, have been found in lake Mývatn again, much to the delight of researchers.
Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend.
An Icelandic travel service company called Kúkú Campers is under attack for its aggressive marketing methods.
Two new Icelandic-designed fishing trawlers could be the greenest of their kind in the world, the company behind them claims.
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Yesterday, writer Andri Snær Magnason announced he’s running for the position of president of Iceland.
So far during the filming of the action move Fast Eight in Iceland, two diggers have fallen into Lake Mývatn, North Iceland.
There is interest among certain members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, to put the central highlands of Iceland on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Several plastic bags, containing a large amount of waste from cannabis production, were placed in a container intended for corrugated paper in Akureyri yesterday.
An unusually high level of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in lake Mývatn in the past two summers is a clear sign of eutrophication in the lake, caused by human activity.
Icelanders put about half of their household waste into landfills, which is a much higher proportion than in other Nordic countries.
The whale-watching company North Sailing in Húsavík, North Iceland, is a finalist for a 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Award.
The City of Reykjavík reminds residents to clean up after New Year’s Eve by picking up their used fireworks and throwing them into the garbage.
In a Vanity Fair interview, published Saturday, Icelandic musician Björk voices her fear that if the Icelandic government’s plans realize, within five or ten years “there will be no more highlands.”
In an Interview with Sky News last Friday, Icelandic musician Björk called the Icelandic prime minister and the minister of finance “red neck politicians,” blaming them for “trying to erase the Icelandic highlands.”
Member of Parliament Svandís Svavarsdóttir, a member of the Left Green Movement and former minister for the environment, believes the Paris Climate Agreement has brought climate issues back into the discussion in Iceland, after silence regarding the issue before last parliamentary elections.
More than 2,100 people have signed a petition, posted online by the Icelandic Environment Association (Landvernd).
Members of parliament appear to be reaching a historic agreement regarding environmental laws, which will take effect Sunday.
Almost 80 companies have pledged to reduce their emission of greenhouse gasses and to minimize their negative impact on the environment by reducing waste.
A special Bird Week kicks off in Reykjavík today, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the diverse birdlife which exists within city limits and the importance of Reykjavík for the welfare of Icelandic birds.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson promised a 40 percent reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit Saturday, but has since been harshly criticized by the Icelandic Environment Association for lack of honesty.
Four-times more pufflings have been registered in this year’s census on the Westman Islands than last year—but the puffin stock is still a long way from recovery.