Bad News of Bird Nesting in Iceland

arctictern01_goEmployees of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History found 96 dead Arctic tern chicks in the colony in Hliðsnes in Álftanes, the capital region, this week. They were on a routine expedition—they have tagged more than 100 chicks in a period of three weeks.

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Northeast Iceland Community Set to Profit from Oil

bakkfjordur_psThe general plan of the municipality Langanesbyggð in Northeast Iceland assumes that a harbor for large vessels will be made in Finnafjörður, a fjord in Bakkaflói between the villages Þórshöfn and Bakkafjörður, might also become a location for an oil refinery and a factory for filling gas containers.

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Fate of Asylum Seeker on Ship Unknown

eimskip-gamar_psThe fate of the asylum seeker who was caught onboard the research vessel Knorr en route from Iceland to the US are unknown. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Massachusetts today. Two men were arrested last night after attempting to enter a security area in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík.

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