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.

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.

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.

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.

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 thermals

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.

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 Brewery Uses Whale Meat in Controversial Beer


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.


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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


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. Commerce Secretary recently declared that Iceland is defying the international ban on commercial whaling.

Icelandic Whalers Want Tourists to Join In


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. 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


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.

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.

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Iceland Becoming a Hotspot for Plant-Based Eaters

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Originally published on 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 […].

India and Iceland Seek Geothermal Cooperation


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.

Iceland-geothermal powerhouse for the EU?


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

Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano is Erupting, Looks Cool


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.

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


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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Music Monday: Jónsi

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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

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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.

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. Peter Harrison, in his Seabirds: an Identification Guide , insists that “[Thayer's Gull] is separable in the field from Iceland Gull.”

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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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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.

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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.

Tripping to Eco-Friendly Places


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 Tripbase Travel have looked at a a number of green places to visit.

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.

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Vegan powerlifter sets new record


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.

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.

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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. However, Iceland doesn’t use chlorine to treat its water.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth Weekend of 2012)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was any one of the five Iceland Gulls spotted at the Beacon Train Station where a massive-by-New-York-standards twitch for a Slaty-backed Gull seen the day before failed to turn up the guest of honor.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of February 2018)

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All manner of spring species are turning up in the Finger Lakes region, but I’m still working on winter stragglers, which makes a self-found Iceland Gull my favorite of this weekend.

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Morrissey Cancels Concert After Venue Refuses to Go Veg


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

Whooper Winterland

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Whooper Swans ( Cygnus cygnus ) The Whooper Swans of the UK and Ireland generally come from Iceland. It’s Christmas Day and all through the house people are eating and lounging about.

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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

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of February 2015)

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Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a long overdue but still unexpected sighting at Baisley Pond Park in Queens, an Iceland Gull. As members of an international community of nature lovers, we all experience the weekend in different parts of this wide, wide world. Consequently, only those of you who live in the northern temperate regions can appreciate how I’m feeling about this dreadful month.

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