Birding Iceland on the Fly

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We boarded the 8:40 pm red-eye from JFK to Reykjavik on May 28; the intention was to sleep on the plane but with the excitement of travel and possibilities swirling around my head I didn’t sleep a wink (*tip – Iceland Air offers free stopovers for up to seven days as you travel from the US to Europe! In fact I don’t think the sun ever set while we were in Iceland. Another fantastic reason to come to Iceland during this time! Trips Europe Iceland seabirds

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides

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Iceland Gulls do not breed in Iceland. But if one detaches “Ice&# from “land&# and puts a hyphen between the two the name seems much more fitting, because while they do not breed in Iceland they are usually seen when the land is covered in ice.

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How a Nation Can Go Green: The Iceland Model for Energy.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How a Nation Can Go Green: The Iceland Model for Energy Independence by greenwise on December 13, 2010 Showing the world how to manage its finances is not the forte of Iceland. But when it comes to showing the world how to go green and reduce the use of fossil fuels, Iceland has a lot to teach us. Iceland is the paradigm for using geothermal energy.

How a Nation Can Go Green: The Iceland Model for Energy Independence

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How a Nation Can Go Green: The Iceland Model for Energy Independence by greenwise on December 13, 2010 Showing the world how to manage its finances is not the forte of Iceland. But when it comes to showing the world how to go green and reduce the use of fossil fuels, Iceland has a lot to teach us. Iceland is the paradigm for using geothermal energy.

Iceland’s new prime minister is 41-year-old environmentalist

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Iceland’s new Prime Minister is green. Iceland, made progressive or well at least famous by Bjork, has made some monumental strides by electing Katrin Jakobsdottir , the 41-year-old chairwoman of the Left-Green Movement, as Prime Minister. Iceland, this is the country that slows down speed racers with 3D sidewalks. In her role she has pledged to help Iceland become carbon neutral by 2040.

Women in Iceland Walked Out of Work at 2:38 p.m. & American Women Should, Too.

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Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood AAUW awareness black women change equal pay equal rights Fair Pay Act feminism gender gap Iceland Latinas parity pay equality Paycheck Fairness Act white men women women of color women's rightsIt’s not about hating men. It’s about wanting equality and deserving respect.

This Week in Bird News: Iceland’s Newest Residents, Sleeping-While-Flying Secrets, and a Truly Diabolical Image

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Listen up, listers: If you’ve got an Iceland list, you might need to amend it … the country has gained six new nesting species in the 21st century. News avian keratin disorder Beak chronophotography diabolical Great Frigatebirds Iceland Osprey sleep thermalsIt’s a sad day for nestcam watchers, as a Bald Eagle nonchalantly snatched one of Rachel and Steve’s Osprey fledglings. But thankfully, there’s other bird news that’s more positive.

Icelandic Brewery Uses Whale Meat in Controversial Beer

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To the horror of conservationists world-wide, an Icelandic brewery has announced that it is concocting a special beer, flavored with real whale meat. Read More The post Icelandic Brewery Uses Whale Meat in Controversial Beer appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

ICELAND VOLCANO LEADS TO ERUPTION OF TOURISTS

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16, 2010) – Iceland tourism officials wouldn’t wish a volcanic eruption on any country, but while the world famous (and virtually unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajokull volcano created misery for millions of travelers, it resulted in a 16 percent increase in tourism to the island nation for the first 11 months of 2010, versus the same period last year. For a while there last April, it seemed as if Iceland was about to slip into the sea.

Pierce Brosnan Calls For End To Iceland’s Whale Hunt

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He is calling for an end to Iceland’s whale hunt. The actor has teamed up with the National Resources Defense Council and is leading their campaign to stop Icelandic whaling. In a recent post on OnEarth , Brosnan said “Last December, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other groups filed a petition to stop Iceland’s rogue whaling. Commerce Secretary recently declared that Iceland is defying the international ban on commercial whaling.

Should we Eat Whales? Iceland to Ship Whale Meat to Japan.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) animal rights awareness change compassion cruelty Green Iceland Japan whale huntingThere is no nice way for a whale to die.

Icelandic Whalers Want Tourists to Join In

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Iceland’s Minke Whalers Association has decided to try a new way to bring in money and counter the opposition from animal welfare and environmental organizations. Iceland’s whaling continues to be opposed by conservation organizations and labeled a cruel and unnecessary practice in modern society. The fact is that only a small percentage of Icelandic people eat the meat these days.

Hayden Panettiere Applauds Obama’s Stand Against Icelandic Whaling

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Hayden Panettiere has voiced her support for President Obama’s stance on Iceland’s whaling. In 2006, Iceland resumed its whaling operations despite a moratorium on commercial whaling established by the International Whaling Commission in 1986. The United States has now threatened political and trade sanctions against Iceland.

Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano is Erupting, Looks Cool

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The most active volcano in Iceland has begun erupting , causing a series of small earthquakes and causing a no fly zone to be designated 220km in all directions around the eruption. Volcanic Eruption in Grimsvotn, Iceland May 21 2011 from Jon Gustafsson on Vimeo.

Iceland Becoming a Hotspot for Plant-Based Eaters

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Originally published on PaulShapiroBlog.com It seems so unlikely that a cold Nordic country where it’s very difficult to grow fruits and vegetables would become a “hotspot” for those who prefer to eat a plant-based diet. However, there are those who are determined to manifest that goal, turning their icy homeland into a plant-powered Valhalla. Eat among tomato […].

Iceland-geothermal powerhouse for the EU?

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Iceland is doing a feasibility study into building a 1160 kilometre power cable to Scotland to take as much as 18 terawatt hours of geothermal and hydro power a year. You will remember Iceland from last year’s volcano spewing ash across Europe, grounding flights across Europe and causing aviation nightmares around the world. Iceland is trying to get back on its feet

India and Iceland Seek Geothermal Cooperation

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percent of the nation's energy, while geothermal heating provides for the heating and hot water requirements of approximately 87 percent of all buildings in Iceland. Seeking to tap Iceland’s unique expertise, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah of India said, "We are trying to cooperate with them (Iceland) in a big way because there are number of areas in our country where geothermal energy can be made use of.

Grifalco: Aglianico del Vulture “Gricos” (2016)

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Remarkably, al-Maghrib’’s Kitab al-Juhrafiya ( Geography ) even makes mention of Ireland and Iceland, islands at the edge of the known world at the time, and identifies these places as sources of this coveted falcon. After its colonization by the Norse in the late ninth century, Iceland soon became a lucrative source of Gyrfalcons destined for the courts of Europe and beyond. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze falconry Gyrfalcon Iceland Italy wine

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UK may soon start consuming power generated from Iceland's geothermal facilities

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According to sources, their energy minister Charles Hendry is to visit Iceland to finalize a deal that encompasses the connection of UK to Iceland’s abundant geothermal energy. Iceland’s volcanoes may power UK. Iceland’s volcanoes may power UK. The energy minister is to visit Iceland in May to discuss connecting the UK to its abundant geothermal energy.

A Healing Journey to the Land of Fire & Ice.

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Adventure Health & Wellness back healing hike Iceland injury journey Reykjavik soloGripped by a terrible fear of losing my footing, I imagined slipping, injuring myself again, and having to be airlifted back to Reykjavik by.

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The Intense & Magnificent Lessons found in Traveling Alone.

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Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Travel courage crossing oceans Iceland Northern Lights solo travel the dawn traveling aloneAs I sit now, in the lobby of my Nesjavellir hotel, waiting for the northern lights to break over the black midnight behind the mountains of Þingvellir, this seems a good lesson to remember.

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In Times of Chaos: Fight or Flight?

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Adventure Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) alone broken-hearted facing issues head-on Iceland Space travel When we start to push our comfort zones, we begin to find answers.

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"Why Do We Consider Banks to Be Like Holy Churches?"Iceland's Recovery

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Music Monday: Jónsi

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Waves, Glaciers, Streams and Waterfalls : 11 Mindblowing (and Meditative) Images of Water

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Reflections in a lake in the Icelandic highland region of Landmannalaugar. A waterfall spills over the escarpment into a valley of wildflowers, Landmannalaugar, Iceland. An ice sheet spills across a mountain slope in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. Creative Arts Africa beach fresh water glaciers iceland oceans river sea water A turquoise crater lake inside Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia.

Richard Branson Joins, Leonardo DiCaprio Leaves Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury

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The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, will continue to act as chair of the jury. Energy Leonardo DiCaprio President of Iceland renewable energy Richard Branson Zayed Future Energy Prize Richard Branson’s recent commitment to this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize jury speaks volumes not only about Abu Dhabi’s leadership in energy innovation, but also the faith world leaders place in the emirate’s (many) initiatives.

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Eyjafjallajökull caused fall in carbon emissions

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This past week the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull was officially declared dormant. So it seems the Icelandic volcano managed, if only for a few days, to reduce the impact aviation has on our climate – something which our politicians haven’t managed yet.

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Morrissey Cancels Concert After Venue Refuses to Go Veg

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Morrissey was scheduled to perform in Iceland, but cancelled the concert after the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavik refused to meet his vegetarian demands. The vegan former Smiths’ front man doesn’t Read More The post Morrissey Cancels Concert After Venue Refuses to Go Veg appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats Entertainment Music News Top News Vegan Vegetarian morrissey

Vegan powerlifter sets new record

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Iceland Monitor wants the world to know that Hulda B. Waage has set a new Iceland record. Photo from Iceland Monitor. How are your fitness goals coming? The vegan powerlifter even surprised herself, deadlifting 205 kilos to take the title in a championship this past weekend. That’s 451 pounds or 32 stones for the readers following along in the US and UK, or somewhere in the ballpark of 2,255 Field Roast Sausage Links (an easy vegan favourite).

Tripping to Eco-Friendly Places

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We start this with their most eco-friendly country, Iceland. Iceland. From 11th place in 2008, Iceland rocketed straight to the top in the latest rankings Iceland racked up an impressive 93.5 While they achieved top marks in forestry, water effects and air pollution, Iceland is getting some additional natural help due to Tripbase Travel have looked at a a number of green places to visit.

What is a Kumlien’s Gull?

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Most birders, including the American Ornithologists’ Union, accept Kumlien’s Gull as a subspecies of Iceland Gull. Still others say that Thayer’s Gull , Iceland Gull , and Kumlien’s Gull are all a single species and we all are kidding ourselves by pretending otherwise. Individuals range from completely white-winged (indistinguishable from nominate glaucoides Iceland Gull) to so much dark in the wings as to be indistinguishable from Thayer’s Gull.

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10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink

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Iceland – Soft and cold groundwater. Iceland, often referred to as ‘The Land of Fire and Ice,’ is an island located amidst the harsh waters of North Atlantic and home to the most voluminous glaciers in Europe. However, Iceland doesn’t use chlorine to treat its water.

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The Adventure Guide for a Happy Life

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Things to Remember Exploring and hiking locally are just the start of becoming one with nature, but there is something about leaving behind all distractions and taking a camping trip to go backpacking to places like Oregon, Zion, California, Iceland, New Zealand or Aspen is a great way to begin.

Why every Woman should Travel Alone.

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I've experienced the shamans of Peru, the geysers of Iceland, and the national parks of the United States. Since then, I haven’t stopped traveling alone. I’ve filled my passport with visas and stamps from the jungles of Colombia, to the castles of Slovenia, to the mystical temples of Cambodia. Adventure Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Travel female traveler healing solo travel strong independent women transformation

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What is this Gull?

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My thoughts vacillated between Ring-billed Gull because it seemed small to Iceland Gull because it was so darn white and the structure just felt right. I was really leaning towards Iceland Gull but that bird would be pretty out of place in June on Long Island, and if I have learned anything of late it is that a birder must take things like probability into account.

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Five Green Cities

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Reykjavik, Iceland We previously posted about the virtual elimination of fossil fuels in Iceland. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Five Green Cities by greenwise on December 20, 2010 Post describes 5 green cities around the world on “ How Stuff Works &# For the record, they are 5. Malmo, Sweden 4. Copenhagen, Denmark 3. Portland, Oregon USA 2. Vancouver, BC Canada 1.

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Dear Lover, let’s Make a Plan for Love.

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Let’s plan for sunrises in Kenya and the northern lights in Iceland. Let’s plan for quiet nights where the tree frogs serenade us with their own private songs, and where we forget there is a world outside of the space between your heart and mine.

An Island Is Born

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Off the coast of Iceland on the morning of 14 November 1963, the crew of a lone fishing trawler spotted an alarming sight. Off to the southwest of the Ísleifur II, a column of dark smoke was rising from the water. Once there, however, they found not a boat but a series of violent explosions producing ash. Full Article. Environment

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2019)

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As promised, I teased a single Iceland Gull out of an endless horde of more common gulls. The shortest month of the calendar year tends to be one of the less birdy as well. Still, twenty-eight days hardly suffice when the world offers so much to see. To keep the good times rolling, I spent the rest of the weekend watching paint dry and water boil.

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The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert Pleases and Prepares

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Crossing Iceland By Foot and Packraft. To us, a good trail guide hits like food to a hungry belly. A thorough guide inspires and informs, preparing the adventurer and providing him with an invaluable tool to use on-the-go. The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert written by Matt J. Simmons–author of Wend ‘s Wanderlust feature in the upcoming issue–does just that.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2018)

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But Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was incidental, non-waterfowl find along the way, an Iceland Gull at Jacob Riis Park. Weekends are much like birds, in that some are more prosaic than others. Not all can be stunners or megas. Were we to ascribe to weekends the taxonomy of birds, our days would likely resemble our lists: for every resplendent songbird or wild raptor would be ten ordinary gulls or pigeons, interesting in their own rights but hardly worth raving about.

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