Nature & Travel

Feud Over Blue Whale Skeleton

The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.

Fin and Hump Up, Minke Down

The number of fin whales and humpback whales in the North Atlantic has increased, while the number of minke whales in inshore areas has gone down.

New Highland Power Line Proposed

Iceland’s national grid company believes that new power lines across the highlands are the best option for strengthening the country’s distribution network over the coming years, according to a new strategic plan introduced this week.

Calls for Plastic to Have New Life

Tómas J. Knútsson, leader of the Blue Army in Iceland, an organization dedicated to keeping the sea and the shore clean, removed 3.5 tons of plastic from beaches in May but could not find anywhere to take it.