Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland has been added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas.
Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.
Health officials in the Reykjavík metropolitan area have issued a statement asking people to refrain from driving in Heiðmörk.
According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.
The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd, has demanded that work on a new Fosshotel, just north of lake Mývatn, be halted.
British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has purchased the majority of the land of Grímsstaðir á fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, located in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier.
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.
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 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.
The electrically powered schooner Opal, operated by Norðursigling, arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, unanimously voted earlier this week to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.
Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, has harshly criticized Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s latest video, filmed in Iceland, Vísir reports.
Funding has not yet been guaranteed for installing temporary restroom facilities at various stops along the Ring Road in Iceland, RÚV reports.
A mission statement was signed yesterday regarding the establishment of a national park in the central highland of Iceland.
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.
A video with a new song by comedian and environmentalist Ómar Ragnarsson, starring him and singer Egill Ólafsson (from the band Stuðmenn), filmed mostly in Iceland, has just been released on YouTube.
More and more frequently, passengers from cruise ships visit the nature reserve at Hornstrandir, West Fjords, leaving their mark on the land in recent years.