Fires in Iceland: Human Interference Even 1,100 Years Ago

Environmental News Network

For the first time, the analysis of an ice core taken from the east coast of Greenland, in Renland, has allowed researchers to recreate the trend of the fires that have scourged the Icelandic forests over the last five thousand years. Fires in Iceland: Human Interference Even 1,100 Years Ago

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

Green Prophet

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.


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If you see any four year old pirates today, ask them if they are celebrating Iceland's election results

Environmental Economics

Halloween politics not from The Onion (I don't think): Iceland’s prime minister announced on Sunday that he would resign, as the insurgent, anti-establishment Pirate Party capitalized on a wave of anger over corruption to come in second place in the country’s general election. This the kind of stuff Iceland's pirates are up to ( Wikipedia ): On 4 July 2013, a bill was introduced in parliament that would, if passed, immediately grant Edward Snowden Icelandic citizenship. The

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Green (Living) Review

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.

World’s largest direct air CO2 capture plant opens?

A Greener Life

Named Orca, the plant is based in Iceland so that it can tap into the island’s geothermal renewable energy sources. . climate change innovation Tech for Climate technology carbon capture climeworks CO2 emissions Iceland negative emissionsThe Orca direct air carbon capture plant.

The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Destinations to Visit Around the World

Green Prophet

Some countries like Iceland and Costa Rica are made for eco adventurers because nature is simply a prominent part of the entire nation’s being. Retreats in North Iceland will pull you right into the heart of nature. They appear 200 nights a year in northern Iceland.

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


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.

Climate change pushes US weather to extremes


In this topsy-turvy world, Texans would be more comfortable right now in Iceland. “So places like Alaska or Iceland, which today is in the low 40s, is warmer than places like Texas, Louisiana or Oklahoma. Eco Green cnn conservation extreme-weather iceland noaa rwanda texas week

Critical Antarctic ice shelf breaking away at an alarming rate


If the ice shelf holding the Pine Iceland Glacier together breaks away, the entire iceberg may fall into the sea. Green bacteria basic Business california climate-crisis glaciers ice iceland island nonprofit science startup study universityA new study published in Science Advances has revealed that the Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf is breaking away at a rate much faster than previously measured.

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Carbfix turns emissions into stone


An Icelandic startup has an intriguing solution to the emissions problem: turn carbon into stone. The following year, it was formalized by four founding partners: the University of Iceland, Reykjavik Energy, Earth Institute at Columbia University and CNRS in Toulouse. Eco Green a-high-alert a-permanent-and air pollution beijing carbon chinese events iceland mongolia pollution positive news sydney

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

Green Prophet

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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The Haeckels Victorian-style bathing machine has a sauna inside


Haeckels founder Dom Bridges got the idea from a trip to the popular Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland, where visitors go to bathe in the warm geothermal water surrounded by freezing temperatures. Is there anything better than self-care by the sea?

ZHA unveils solar-powered student residences for HKUST


Green clear clear-water cnn design extreme-weather hkust iceland north passive solar power schools science solar panels technology universityIn response to an urgent demand for more student housing at its Clear Water Bay campus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has tapped Zaha Hadid Architects and local architecture firm Leigh & Orange to design the university’s new residence halls that will house more than 1,500 students once complete in 2023.

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

Eco Chic

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.

New e-snowmobiles bring eco tourism to the northern lights


Related: Sleep beneath the northern lights in this unique Iceland bubble “Although the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and are never guaranteed, you need clear, dark skies to optimize your chances to see them,” noted Jonny Cooper, Arctic travel expert and founder of Off the Map Travel. Eco Green camper van electric-cars environment holiday iceland internet northern travel wood-burning stove

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New Marine Education Center in Malm raises climate change awareness


Green a-new-tab classic design earth berms iceland landscape malmo public-spaces rainwater harvesting sand dunes sauna space tiny homes waterIn Malmö, Sweden, the recently completed Marine Education Center is giving visitors a closer look at the effects of climate change and sustainable technology.

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Airstream unveils new 2020 camper with smart technology


Green a-steel-frame camper-design classic clothes design house-the-sauna iceland into-the-water post-format-gallery public-spaces sauna space tiny homes waterAirstream is a long-standing American legend beloved by many roaming road warriors, but now the iconic campers have been given a sleek modern makeover.

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Eyjafjallajökull caused fall in carbon emissions

Green Blog

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. Cars & Transportation aviation carbon dioxide climate change Europe Eyjafjallajökull flying Global Warming greenhouse gas emissions Iceland volcano

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An Island Is Born

Eco Friendly Daily

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

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Green data servers drive renewable energy for online gaming

Green Prophet

Only when server farms run on renewable energy can we say your gaming is green. Some cities like Helsinki green gaming by using heat pumps underground to rechannel energy. Data servers that supply the power to Bitcoin miners use energy that can power small nations.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Among them are Canada and Iceland, which both have abundant hydroelectricity that could help manufacture it. Iceland also has geothermal energy. Japan, a long-time supporter of nuclear power, now has serious hydrogen ambitions. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be powered by hydrogen.

An Island Is Born

Eco Friendly Daily

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 Ã?sleifur sleifur 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

10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink


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. The glacier Vatnajökull spans over an area of 8,100 square kilometers and covers around 8 percent of the Iceland’s territory [2]. In fact, on average at least 15 days each month are rainy or snowy in Iceland [3].

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Analysis: Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

A Greener Life

According to one suggestion , this could involve creating a registry to track provenance, so climate-aware investors could choose to buy Bitcoin made from, say, Icelandic hydroelectric power rather than coal. By John Hawkins.

The most Instagrammable vegan beauty products on the market


skyn ICELAND Skyn ICELAND ticked 21,311 Insta-mentions for its clean, vegan and cruelty-free products. Ingredients are sourced throughout Iceland, drawing from botanicals and pollution -free Icelandic glacial water.

IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas


Over the Fourth of July weekend, folks in Port Aransas Beach, Texas will be able to see a new Icelandic turbine in action during a special demo. The Icelandic renewable wind power company IceWind has invented this new home energy product. ” This includes Iceland’s furious winds, which regularly surpass 50 mph during the island country’s dark and chilly wintertime. “We are the only people in Iceland who get excited when there is crazy wind in the weather forecast.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Iceland. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Add this to the benefit column in your climate change benefit cost analysis

Environmental Economics

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said last year that the pace of global warming in the Arctic was three times faster than elsewhere, cutting journeys between Asia, Europe and North America by as much as half. Arctic sea ice is melting at a near-record pace, opening shipping lanes for cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, Russia’s environmental agency said yesterday.

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Env-Econ: The Nobel Nomination

Environmental Economics

In response to the overwhelming grassroots interest we've received we have in being nominated for a Nobel Prize in honor of our contribution to the promulgation of environmental economics in the blogosphere, I've done some research. I Googled 'Nobel Prize in Economic Scence nomination'--I would've Google 'Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel' but I can never remember the real name.that will change when we win). 

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New Shipping Regulations Considered For Arctic As Sea Ice Dwindles

Eco Friendly Daily

The Arctic Council consists of eight nations, the United States, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Iceland and Denmark. Iceland Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson is especially concerned with the potential oil disasters which may occur in the area. Skarphedinsson stated: “The geographical situation of Iceland makes her very vulnerable to any change in the marine system, be it from climate change or pollution.”.

Grab the Best Discounted Promo Codes for UAE and GCC

Green Prophet

If you want to enjoy an exotic beach vacation, you can choose from various cheap tour packages to beach or Iceland.

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Scientists Experiment With Storing Carbon Dioxide Through Limestone Formation

Eco Friendly Daily

The study is being supported largely by Iceland, where the study is ongoing, but also by France, the United States and some other EU locations. Currently scientists are experimenting with storing carbon dioxide underneath the ground in Iceland in a process which is expected to turn the carbon dioxide into limestone, in other words a permanent storage opportunity. Ninety percent of the rocks below Iceland are basalt, which is formed from ancient lava flows.

Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

Low Impact

Of course you can join us too, whether you are in Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Iceland or Zimbabwe! It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed.

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Earth Power is Cheap and Clean

Eco Friendly Daily

Image: Geothermal station in Bjarnarflag, Iceland. “Heat mining” in the United States could provide a large proportion of the country’s energy cheaply and with with few environmental impacts, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT scientists looked at the economic and environmental costs and benefits of using enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technology, and found that the technology would provide quick returns on investment.

The Land of Giants Wins Award, But No Build Date

Green Living Ideas

Here’s a great solution to the NIMBYism that building new transmission dredges up, commissioned by Landsnet, a public company that owns and runs the electrical transmission system in Iceland. Elegant transmission pylons that look like Art. “Like the statues of Easter Island, it is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot [.] [ The Land of Giants Wins Award, But No Build Date from Green Living Ideas ].

Geothermal Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Especially in a cold region like Iceland, geothermal heat is used to maintain a level of warmth in homes, buildings. In fact, in Iceland, entire districts are heated with geothermal energy. The world’s largest geothermal system for district heating is in Reykjavík in Iceland. Geothermal energy literally means the heat from within the earth. The energy is contained in the concentrated heat that the earth’s core radiates.

Mud and Mirrors Make Interactive Eco-Art in Morocco

Green Prophet

Icelandic artist Elín Hansdóttir has combined mud and mirrors in this unusual interactive eco-art exhibit for Morocco. Designed as part of the Marrakech Biennale earlier this year, the earthy installation features pillars of mud and straw organized into a spiral design that is then fronted with mirrors that reflect the exhibit itself and the surroundings.

International Support For Obama’s Climate Promises

Sierra Club Compass

Partially located within in the North Arctic Circle and including the Danish territory of Greenland, glaciers are melting at an alarming rate and communities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden will need to adapt and fight back. The good news came this week, when President Obama visited Sweden and met with the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to discuss a number of topics, including the environment, trade, and the Middle East.

GreenQloud taps Scality's storage technology to launch world's first truly green cloud service

Green (Living) Review

GreenQloud's service powered solely by Icelandic geothermal- and hydropower Reykjavík, Iceland: GreenQloud, the industry's first carbon-neutral cloud hosting and storage service provider, has announced a technology partnership with Scality, the pioneer of object-based cloud storage. The move will allow the Icelandic cloud service provider to launch its range of ground-breaking services later this year to users around the world.

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US demanding WikiLeaks Twitter account information

Green (Living) Review

to demand the private messages, contact information and other personal details of founder Julian Assange and others linked to WikiLeaks – including the PFC Bradley Manning, the US Army intelligence analyst suspected of handing classified information to the site and a high-profile Icelandic parliamentarian.

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Ormat adds another geothermal power plant to America

Green Prophet

Mega Watt plant operating in Svartsengi Iceland , a location where geothermal power literally “spews out of the ground” Ormat’s largest geothermal plant to date is the 100 MW Ngatamariki geothermal power plant in New Zealand.

"The commons are still tragic"

Environmental Economics

All told, the best-managed fisheries around the world — the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland — only make up about 16 percent of the global catch, according to  a recent paper  in Marine Pollution Bulletin by Tony Pitcher and William Cheung of the University of British Columbia. Tyler Cowen: Kevin Grier reports: Paul Krugman points us to the success story of the rebound of US fish stocks.

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What can small cities do to fight climate change?

Green (Living) Review

Per capita, we use the most of any country except Iceland. CARROTS BEAT STICKS Everyone should know by now that the U.S. needs to adopt policies to restrain its profligate energy use. And no, it’s not just because we’re richer: Adjusted for GDP, we still use more than everyone except for Australia, Canada, and a few frigid countries in northern Europe. Our huge and wasteful appetite for energy sucks money out of the economy and produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.