New Lagarfljót River Mouth Successful

National power company Landsvirkjun had a new river mouth made for Lagarfljót in East Iceland last year at the risk of the old river mouth shifting further and carrying water from Kárahnjúkavirkjun dam into fishing river Fögruhlíðará, which also mouths into the bay. The measures appear to have been successful.

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No Conclusion on Charges at Tourist Destinations

Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.

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Neue Stechmückenart fällt über Isländer her

Sommerhausbesitzer in Kjós auf beiden Seiten des Walfjords (Hvalfjörður) in West-Island, flüchteten vergangenes Wochenende aus ihren Urlaubsorten, nachdem sie von Kulikoiden, einer bestimmten Stechmücken-Art, angegriffen wurden, die noch niemals zuvor in Island gesehen worden waren.

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Wohnmobil von Sturm auseinandergenommen

In den letzten Tagen herrschte in einigen Gegenden Islands stürmisches Wetter. Dienstagnacht wurde ein Wohnmobil vom heftigen Wind, der in Öræfi in Südost-Island wütete, regelrecht auseinandergerissen, wie in einem Video zu sehen ist, das Guðmundur Ögmundsson aufgenommen hat.

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Chinese to Fund New Smelter in Northwest Iceland

Icelandic company Klappir Development and China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC) signed a declaration of intent on the building of an aluminum smelter in a planned industrial area at Hafursstaðir in Skagabyggð, Northwest Iceland, in Reykjavík on Tuesday.

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Tractors Circle Iceland for Charity

Friends Karl Friðriksson and Grétar Gústavsson are currently driving the Ring Road on old Massey Ferguson tractors in support of Vinátta (‘Friendship’), a project launched by Barnaheill (Save the Children Iceland) to raise awareness of and fight bullying.

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