Lamb Bitten by Fox in West Iceland

lamb_esaFarmers in Borgarbyggd in West Iceland’s Borgarfjördur are becoming frustrated with recent budget cuts to the agriculture industry in the region. Earlier this week, farmer Sigurjón Jóhannsson was the first to discover a lamb that had been bitten in the neck artery by a fox; the lamb survived the attack.

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Reykjavík UNESCO’s Fifth City of Literature

city_of_literature-bvReykjavík is the fifth city in the world to be nominated UNESCO’s City of Literature; Reykjavík city will join the ranks of Scotland’s Edinburgh, United States’ Iowa City, Australia’s Melbourne and Ireland’s Dublin. Reykjavík is the first City of Literature to be nominated where English is not the native tongue.

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Rape Culture a Growing Problem in Iceland

vestmannaeyjar_psThe guidelines for entertainment organizers clearly state that specific conditions must be fulfilled to be granted permission to host a festival where large numbers of people are expected; however the same does not apply to festivals organized by local communities. An independent organizer must provide a security staff and center for victims of sexual assault whereas the community festivals do not.

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Extreme Chill Under the Snaefellsjökull Glacier

snaefellsjokull-from-air_psThe Icelandic electronic music festival, the Extreme Chill Festival 2011 “Undir Jökli” or “Under the Glacier” starts today in Hellissandur near Snaefellsjökull glacier in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula; thirty Icelandic and two international musicians will perform in the festival that commences today and finishes on Sunday (August 5-7).

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Glacial Flood No Longer Expected

heim_skafta_2On Wednesday it was reported that a second glacial outburst flood was commencing in the Skaftá river in South Iceland; however, scientist no longer believe there is any danger of another flood and that signs of another glacial flood were but seismic activity stirred by the small glacial flood of last week.

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Im Nebel verirrt

myvatn-birdlife_psEin deutscher Tourist hat sich bei dichtem Nebel in der Nähe des Passes Námaskard im Mývatngebiet verirrt. Die Polizei von Húsavík half dem Mann telefonisch, so dass er am Mittwoch gegen Mittag unversehrt sein Ziel erreichte.

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