Glacial River Retreats as Lava Flow Grows

A new branch of the lava flowing from the Holuhraun eruption is constricting glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which keeps retreating, as volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson described from the scene. The new lava now covers an area measuring 50 square km.

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Erster privater Schlachthof in Island

Heute beginnt der Betrieb in Islands erstem privaten Schlachthof. Das Unternehmen Seglbúðir in Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Südisland wird von dem Ehepaar Þórunn Júlíusdóttir und Erlendur Björnsson geleitet, die Beschäftigten kommen von den umliegenden Höfen.

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Pink Street Lights, Young Women Wanted

The street lamps along Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík turned pink last week on the occasion of the annual ‘Pink October’ initiative to raise awareness of cancer in women. This year, the Cancer Society is encouraging young women to show up for regular checkups.

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Eruption Pollution in West Iceland

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gases emitted by the eruption in Holuhraun north of Vatnajökull glacier in the northeastern highlands are expected to drift to the west today. The pollution could cover the entire capital region at some point.

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