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  1. Tourists Asked to Respect Iceland's DangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Iceland Review

    The last week has seen regular Icelandic news stories about tourists putting themselves in danger, for example at the JA kulsA rlA3n glacial lagoon and Reynisfjara beach-as well as car windows being smashed as tourists attempted to drive in A-rA fasveit during a severe storm last Sunday. A'lA f SnA hA3lm BaldursdA3ttir, information officer at ICE-SAR, says that the rescue organization tries to educate and forewarn foreign tourists, but that it can still do better and that more money is needed for the project.

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  2. English-Language Radio Iceland on the AirRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Iceland Review

    A new Icelandic English-language radio station, Radio Iceland, went live last week, broadcasting news about Iceland, weather updates, information on road conditions and Icelandic music, along with interviews with noteworthy people and stories about Iceland. "We are especially focusing on our visitors who are driving around in Iceland.

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  3. Tourists Asked to Respect Iceland's DangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Iceland Review

    The last week has seen regular Icelandic news stories about tourists putting themselves in danger, for example at the JA kulsA rlA3n glacial lagoon and Reynisfjara beach-as well as car windows being smashed as tourists attempted to drive in A-rA fasveit during a severe storm last Sunday. A'lA f SnA hA3lm BaldursdA3ttir, information officer at ICE-SAR, says that the rescue organization tries to educate and forewarn foreign tourists, but that it can still do better and that more money is needed for the project.

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  4. Where the Fresh Winds BlowRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Iceland Review

    Hailing from Akureyri in North Iceland, I appreciate the beauty of a town built on a slope, in the innermost part of a long and deep fjord, surrounded by mountains. The parks, gardens and forests outside town make the landscape turn from bright green in spring to deep green in summer.

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  5. My Night at the Icelandic OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Atlantic

    Last weekend, hours before the Hollywood glitterati descended upon the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in their coutured droves, I had the good fortune to be in Reykjavik attending the Edda Awards, also known as the "Icelandic Oscars." The contrast between the two ceremonies is pretty much as one might expect.

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  6. Blizzard and Avalanche Risk in West FjordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Iceland Review

    A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and SuA ureyri. The driving conditions are poor around ReykhA3lar in the southern part of the region and along A safjarA ardjAop in the north.

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  7. Iceland beer fest hot ticket for localsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Portland Tribune

    Breakside Brewery and Hopworks Urban Brewery are heading to Iceland Feb. 26-27 for the nation's annual beer festival, marking 26 years Icelanders have been allowed to drink beer. The brewers will showcase their beers as part of a contingent organized by Alex Briggs, part of a group working with ChefStable owner Kurt Huffman to open a new Portland beer hall.

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  8. True North Gems Announces Positive Update to Aappaluttoq Pre-Feasibility StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Market Wire

    True North Gems Inc. is pleased to announce the results of the updated pre-feasibility study on the Aappaluttoq Ruby and Pink Sapphire Project in Southwest Greenland. True North contracted Tetra Tech of Vancouver as independent engineers to review the project and complete the update.

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  9. Exploring Greenland's wilderness on a Flying DinghyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Daily Mail

    American Sniper killer found GUILTY: Marine who shot dead Chris Kyle and his friend at Dallas gun range sentenced to life in prison Bruce Jenner 'could face financial ruin if sued by family of widow killed in horror crash because his insurance policy only goes up to $250,000' PIERS MORGAN: Kanye West is the Muhammad Ali of showbusiness - cocky, dangerous, unpredictable, fearless, eloquent and the world's greatest star Chicago police are operating a CIA-style black site where suspects are 'disappeared,' denied lawyers and shackled for up to 17 hours, activists say Giuliana Rancic forced to apologize for 'racist' Oscar red carpet comment about teen star Zendaya's dreadlocks - after saying they 'must smell like weed and oil' The great luvvie in: Why do the Oscars ignore the films most of us want to watch? Because they're so obsessed with parading their political correctness Maybe next time, ... (more)

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  10. US President Barack Obama with Iceland's new Ambassador to the US, Geir H. Haarde.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Iceland Review

    U.S President Barack Obama accepted Geir H. Haarde's letter of credence at a ceremony at the White House yesterday, formally appointing Geir, former prime minister of Iceland and leader of the Independence Party, as Iceland's new ambassador to the U.S. Last summer the Icelandic Foreign Ministry announced that Geir would be appointed ambassador and it soon turned out that he would serve in Washington DC. Former MP for the Left-Greens A rni A A3r SigurA sson's appointment as ambassador was announced at the same time, although his destination remains unclear.

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  11. 'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of NorwegiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | National Geographic

    A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predicted the cap's future-and that of the planet. In January, scientists wedged the R.V. Lance into this Arctic ice floe, thinking it would be their climate research station well into June.

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  12. Storm on Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Iceland Review

    The weather forecast for today is for decreasing northerly and northeasterly wind, widely 10 to 18 m/s around noon, but 18 to 25 m/s in the east and southeast. Snowshowers in the north and east, elsewhere mostly dry and partly fair, but widespread snowdrifts.

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  13. Future of Gr msey - Mostly Political Decision'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Iceland Review

    The situation in the labor market on the island of GrA msey, which lies on the Arctic Circle to the north of Akureyri, North Iceland, is critical, according to Mayor of Akureyri EirA kur BjA rn BjA rgvinsson. GrA msey is part of AkureyrarbA r municipality.

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  14. Crews Free Entangled Whale Stuck In Fishing Line Off HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Switched

    Officials say a 45-ton humpback whale entangled with fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week is finally free. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Saturday that its craft got within 10 feet of the mammal a day earlier and the crew used a pole equipped with a knife to saw the line free.

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  15. Personal Journey: Try Iceland for New Year's EveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Philly.com

    When I told my Norwegian friend Lise that we were going to Iceland for New Year's Eve, she questioned my sanity. In contrast to its nearly unlimited daylight in the summer, in the midst of winter, Iceland relishes about four hours of sunlight a day.

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  16. Future of Grimsey 'Mostly Political Decision'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Iceland Review

    The situation in the labor market on the island of GrA msey, which lies on the Arctic Circle to the north of Akureyri, North Iceland, is critical, according to Mayor of Akureyri EirA kur BjA rn BjA rgvinsson. GrA msey is part of AkureyrarbA r municipality.

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  17. DIARY: Ice AgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Artforum Intl.

    Left: Artist Olav Christopher Jenssen and Jan Martin Berg, director of Galleri Svalbard. Right: The Svalbard museum and university complex.

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  18. ThingvellirRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | TrekEarth

    Thingvellir is a nature reserve and plays a significant role in the lives of Icelanders. Iceland's parliament was founded here around 930 and assembled in the fields until 1798.

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  19. The 10 Cheapest Places To Stay In EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Switched

    And once we get there, the other great part is that hotel prices are dropping, too. Average room rates in Europe fell nine percent during the last year, according to TripAdvisor's 2015 hotel pricing report.

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  20. You owe it to yourself to check out Google's amazing Street View images of GreenlandRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Boy Genius

    You probably wouldn't want to visit Greenland this time of year, which is why Google is letting you explore this gorgeous and remote landmass virtually through Google Maps Street View. Google on Wednesday announced that it's teamed up with Visit Greenland and Asiaq to help create "immersive 360-degree imagery of the world's largest island," which bears a striking resemblance to the frozen lands seen in the hit video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim .

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