Iceland Herring Catastrophe in Numbers

herring_kolgrafafj_03_psThe export value of the 52,000 tons of dead herring currently rotting in Kolgrafafjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, is ISK 6.5 billion (USD 50.8 million, EUR 38 million)—a massive loss for the Icelandic fishing industry and national economy.

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Progressive Party General Meeting: No to EU

sigmundurdavid-althingi-280910_pkThe general meeting of the opposition’s Progressive Party (Framsóknarflokkurinn) is taking place this weekend, where the party’s campaign goals for the upcoming parliamentary election in late April will be set. In his opening speech, chair Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson criticized the pro-EU parties.

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New Art Exhibitions in Capital Region

growlucky_iob_listmosThe exhibition Grow Lucky by Irene Ósk Bermudez opens in Mosfellsbær Art Gallery today, running through March 2. She merges videos, sculptures, sound art, sketches and installations, creating a world on the border of reality and fiction.

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VIEWPOINT 07

pod_07Iceland lost 2-0 to Russia, in a friendly game of football (soccer) on Wednesday. This is the latest indoor football field to open in Iceland at N64° 00’42.8” W21°11’34.1”.

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