Is Iceland Europe’s largest banana-producing country? If you’ve visited Iceland you may have heard this before. Around 100 banana plants exist in a geothermally-heated greenhouse in Hveragerði.
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The results of a new study on two large earthquakes in North Iceland in 2012 and 2013 indicate that changes in the chemical composition of groundwater in areas prone to earthquakes may be used to predict large earthquakes and to improve knowledge of processes in the earth’s crust.
In 2050, Iceland will be warmer and may experience more rain than it does currently. With warmer weather, areas where forest may grow will be larger. The UN Climate Week is currently taking place in New York, where Birta Líf of the Icelandic Met Office will represent Iceland.
The Institute of Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland and the Iceland Academy of the Arts recently received a ISK 26 million (USD 217,000, EUR 170,000) grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers to conduct a new project.
Students at Reykjavík University made it to the finals in the international RoboSub competition in San Diego, the U.S., last weekend with their submarine Ægir .
Kári Stefánsson, CEO and founder of deCode genetics, became the first recipient of the Inge Grundke-Iqbal award, awarded by the American Alzheimer’s Association, on Tuesday.
Last week the Marine Research Institute of Iceland (Hafrannsóknastofnun) released findings from its annual langoustine stock-measuring expedition,
The Icelandic travel agency, Iceland Travel, was awarded a Social Media in Travel + Tourism, or SMITTY, award for its Vine feed, in the category of Best Use of Emerging Platform.
The Icelandic president has addressed an energy conference at the UN headquarters, urging world leaders to think smaller.