National power company Landsvirkjun had a new river mouth made for Lagarfljót in East Iceland last year at the risk of the old river mouth shifting further and carrying water from Kárahnjúkavirkjun dam into fishing river Fögruhlíðará, which also mouths into the bay. The measures appear to have...
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Friends Karl Friðriksson and Grétar Gústavsson are currently driving the Ring Road on old Massey Ferguson tractors in support of Vinátta (‘Friendship’), a project launched by Barnaheill (Save the Children Iceland) to raise awareness of and fight bullying.
Summer house owners in Kjós on both sides of Hvalfjörður fjord in West Iceland had to escape their resorts last weekend after being attacked by culicoides, a genus of biting midges, which has never been seen in Iceland before.
It has been stormy in parts of Iceland in the past days. On Tuesday night a camper was quite literally torn apart by the violent wind which raged in Öræfi, Southeast Iceland, as can be seen in a video caught by Guðmundur Ögmundsson.
The earthquake swarm which began off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday evening appears to be dying down; seismicity dropped last night and this morning. Due to heightened activity in volcano Eldey off shore, the level for air traffic was raised to code yellow as a precautionary...
The campaign Hjól í huga (‘bike in mind’) which was launched on Monday, aims to increase awareness about cyclists among drivers.
Approximately 200 earthquakes have been picked up by sensors off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland since around 9 pm last night. The strongest quakes have been about 4.0 magnitude and could be felt in Keflavík and Akranes.
After the unusually heavy snowfall last winter—20 to 30 percent more snow fell compared to the average winter in the past 20 years—Iceland’s glaciers may expand for the first time in two decades, according to glaciologist Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson at the Icelandic Met Office.
A petition on avaaz.org against the commercial hunting of fin whales in Iceland and the transport of whale meat from Iceland to Japan has received almost 750,000 signatures and is rapidly approaching the one million goal.