Lack of Rain Causes Lakes in Iceland to Dry Up

frosti-raudavatnThe surface of lakes in the capital region is unusually low. That is also the case with lakes in west Iceland and the eastern West Fjords, according to meteorologist Ólafur Thór Árnason. He said long-standing drought is causing the lack of water and heavy rain is needed to return the water levels back to normal.

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Health Village Planned in South Iceland

fludir_pkThe district council of Hrunamannahreppur in south Iceland has announced to the Ministry for the Environment its plans for establishing a health village in Flúdir. It is assumed that the village will be constructed on a seven-hectare area in the municipality.

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Biodiesel-Produktion startet in Akureyri

traffic-rvk_psDie Entwicklungsgesellschaft Orkey aus Akureyri in Nord-Island möchte noch in diesem Monat die Produktion des umweltfreundlichen Treibstoffs Biodiesel anlaufen lassen. Biodiesel wird hauptsächlich aus gebrauchtem Frittierfett, tierischen Fetten, aber auch anderen Abfällen hergestellt.

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Über 1.000 Familien nehmen Essen-Spenden in Anspruch

bread-myllan_pkEine ungewöhnlich hohe Zahl an Menschen nahm letzte Woche Lebensmittelspenden von Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen in Empfang; ungewöhnlich, da der letzte Zahltag erst eine Woche zurücklag. Etwa 550 Familien kamen zur Organisation Maedrastyrksnefnd, um Nahrungsmittel zu bekommen und 510 zu Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands.

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