Thick Pollution Layer from the U.S. over Iceland

A 1-km (3,280-feet) thick pollution layer which originated from the U.S. East Coast was detected by coincidence at an altitude of 5 km above the Holuhraun eruption site on January 22. Pollution from North America has never been confirmed in the atmosphere above Iceland before.

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Jón Gnarr kann endlich seinen Namen ändern

Der frühere Reykjavíker Bürgermeister Jón Gnarr sagt, nun da er in die USA übergesiedelt sei, könne er endlich seinen Namen ändern. In Island, hatte Jón vergeblich versucht, seinen Geburtsnamen Jón Gunnar Kristinsson in Jón Gnarr zu ändern, den Namen, den er seit seiner Kindheit trägt.

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Iceland Airwaves – erste Namen publik

Das Iceland Airwaves Festival, welches vom 4. bis 8. November 2015 stattfindet, hat gestern die ersten Namen von geladenen Künstlern veröffentlicht. Auf der Liste stehen East India Youth (UK), Ariel Pink (US), Perfume Genius (US), BC Camplight (UK), Batida (P), sowie die isländischen Bands GusGus, Young Karin, Fufanu and dj flugvél og geimskip.

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Glacial Melt Lifts Iceland, Triggers Eruptions

Climate change is causing 11 billion tons of glacial ice to melt in Iceland every year. The glacial melt, which is happening at a faster rate than earlier believed, results in an annual uplift of 35 mm (1.4 in), as a new study concluded. This may lead to more frequent volcanic eruptions.

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Earthquake Hits near Reykjavík

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit nearly 4 km (2.9 miles) east of Helgafell mountain by Hafnarfjörður, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, at around 8 pm yesterday evening. Residents in Hafnarfjörður could feel the earthquake. Some minor quakes followed.

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Ásatrú Temple to be Built in Reykjavík

Construction of the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands.

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