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Hornstrandir

Vandals in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

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.

Cannabis plant

Sort Your Garbage, Cannabis Too!

Several plastic bags, containing a large amount of waste from cannabis production, were placed in a container intended for corrugated paper in Akureyri yesterday.

Björk

Björk: ‘There Will Be No More Highlands’

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.”

Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland.

Agreement Breaks Silence on Climate

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.

Tjaldur (oystercatcher).

Birdlife in Reykjavík Honored

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.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

PM’s Greenhouse Gas Goal Debated

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.

Puffins in Iceland

Crisis Puffins in Mini Comeback

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.

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