Arctic Tern Chicks Survive, Ptarmigan Gone

ptarmigan_heHaraldur Sigurðsson, farmer at Núpskatla on Melrakkaslétta, Northeast Iceland, reported that the nesting of Arctic terns in the region had been successful this summer and that almost every chick survived. However, he also witnessed a significant decline in ptarmigans.

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Icelandic Red Cross Benefits from Crowe’s Swearing

noah_kids_redcrossFour young actors who play the children of Noah in the eponymous film by director Darren Aronofsky, which just finished shooting in Iceland, served as some sort of “language police” for the adult actors. Each time they swore, they fined the actors and donated the amount to the Icelandic Red Cross on Tuesday.

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Zehntägige Choreographie im Festival-Format

dancecompany_psBis zum 31. August lässt sich in Reykjavik noch die Kunst des zeitgenössischen Tanzes beim Reykjavík Dance Festival 2012 erleben. Das diesjährige Tanzfestival findet dabei in einem besonderen Format statt. Unter dem Namen „A Series of Event“ wird es als zehntägige Choreographie im Format eines Festivals präsentiert.

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Police Search for Arsonist and Car Vandals

hafnarfjordur_psThe Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is searching for a man around 40 who is suspected of having set fire to Bryndísarsjoppa in Hafnarfjörður yesterday morning. Significant damages were also carried out on vehicles that were parked by the outdoor recreation area Heiðmörk yesterday evening.

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Zwei tödliche Unfälle

death-announcementsIn Lautarsmári, Kópavogur fiel vorgestern, kurz nach zehn Uhr morgens ein Mann von einem Balkon im sechsten Stock. Der Mann erlitt tödliche Verletzungen. Am Samstagabend fiel ein 46-jähriger Mann von einem Motorrad. Er wurde von einem Krankenwagen ins Krankenhaus gebracht, starb aber kurz darauf.

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