Neues Umweltgutachten gefordert

Insgesamt sind dem Organisationsbüro Skipulagsstofa 39 schriftliche Einwände zugestellt worden, in welchen begründet wird, dass das Büro ein neues Umweltgutachten zum geplanten Wasserkraftwerk Hvammsvirkjun erstellen muss. Die Frist zur Einsendung der Einwände war am vergangenen Montag abgelaufen.

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Whaling Season Concludes in Iceland

The 2015 commercial whaling season, which began last spring, has come to an end with the catch totaling 184 whales. Quotas were issued for two species of whale: fin whales, the meat of which is intended for export, and minke whales, which are consumed domestically.

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NBC to Create Shows Based on QuizUp

US television network NBC announced yesterday its plans for making quiz shows for young people based on video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla. The company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson told ruv.is that the network had approached him with the idea six months ago.

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