Eingedampfte Walfang-Quote in Sicht?

​Außenminister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson schlug in einem kürzlich von Skessuhorn, einer west-isländischen Wochenzeitung, geführten Interview vor, Island solle überdenken, denWalfang einzuschränken – nicht unbedingt aus Überzeugung, sonder aus rein praktischen Überlegungen heraus.

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Seltene Bilder vom Seeadler

Diese wundervollen Aufnahmen einer Seeadlerfamilie zu machen, war kein leichtes Unterfangen. Das Fotografen-Ehepaar Gyða Henningsdóttir und Einar Guðmann hat vier Tage hintereinander jeweils 14 Stunden damit zugebracht, gegenüber einem Seeadlernest in einem kleinen Tarnzelt zu sitzen und auf die Gelegenheit zu warten, die Fütterung der Kleinen filmen zu können.

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Icelandic Bottled Water “Not Tap Water”

“It is far from true that the water we put in bottles is tap water. Tap water has been through old pipes under the city. Our water comes straight from the spring and from there straight into bottles. Outside air first comes into contact with the water when the bottle is opened. The product we produce is a real high quality product and not related to tap water,” says Jón Ólafsson, the chairman of Icelandic Glacial.

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Coldest Summer in Decades

The first 13 weeks of summer have not been colder in Reykjavík for around 20 years, and for around 30 years in Akureyri. The difference is especially marked in Akureyri, as the northern town enjoyed its warmest summer in 67 years in 2014, according to meteorologist Trausti Jónsson.

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Two Rescues at Dettifoss in One Day

ICE-SAR search & rescue personnel from Mývatn, Húsavík and Kópasker responded yesterday to a call from Dettifoss waterfall, where a woman had fallen and injured her feet and legs. It took around an hour to secure the injured woman and carry her over a hundred meters to the waiting ambulance.

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