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  1. Fun under the solstice sunRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Tony Todd of Winnetka, Ill., shows off a cod he caught during a whale-watching outing from Reykjavik. Tourists enjoy the view from behind Seljalandsfoss, a 200-foot-high waterfall within day-trip range of Reykjavik.


  2. Iceland whale meat shipment to Japan sparks protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 |

    The Icelandic whaling company Hvalur HF plans to ship 1,700 tonnes of whale meat, repeating a similar controversial delivery of 2,000 tonnes last year which sparked protests along its route. REYKJAVIK: Environmentalists reacted angrily on Tuesday to a controversial shipment of fin whale meat to Japan by an Icelandic whaling company, saying it flouted international conservation agreements.


  3. Deep heat: geothermal energy an earthly power to be reckoned withRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | The Age

    Once upon a time, the earth's natural heat was used by Vikings for bathing in hot springs. Today, countries such as Iceland, New Zealand and the United States use geothermal energy for anything from power generation to the heating of homes, greenhouses and outdoor pools.


  4. Photo Workshop: Iceland with Greenland OptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Popular Photography

    In July 2015, the Mentor Series travels to Iceland as we set out to capture the unique and beguiling imagery of the Land of Fire and Ice. Nikon professional photographers Mark Alberhasky and Layne Kennedy will provide hands-on instruction in maximizing the use of natural light in this arctic location, where the sky fades seamlessly from sunset into sunrise during the summer months.


  5. Greenland's Glaciers Develop Stretch Marks As They AccelerateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Slashdot

    New submitter dywolf writes: NASA-run Operation IceBridge has been monitoring and mapping ice sheets for the past eight years. They develop these maps in 3D using laser equipped aircraft to measure ice thickness.


  6. Reykjavik Multicultural Day in PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Iceland Review

    The seventh Reykjavik Multicultural Day was celebrated by many hundreds of locals and visitors alike on Saturday, May 9, with a parade from Hallgrimskirkja, the Reykjavik landmark church, down Laugavegur and on to the City Hall where an exhibition with food, arts and crafts from some of the more than 130 countries from which Icelanders of foreign origin come.


  7. Submarine melting of the 1985 Jakobshavn Isbrae floating tongue and...Read the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | CiteULike

    Photogrammetric reanalysis of 1985 aerial photos has revealed substantial submarine melting of the floating ice tongue of Jakobshavn IsbrA , west Greenland. The thickness of the floating tongue determined from hydrostatic equilibrium tapers from aS1 4940 m near the grounding zone to aS1 4600 m near the terminus.


  8. Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politicianRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | CNET

    With one election down in the UK and another just revving up here in the US, I'm still asking the same question I was posing last year: Is there such thing as a political party for geeks and nerds ? Shortly after discussing the question with my colleagues on the monthly CraveCast , I came across the Iceland . According to the most recent opinion survey of potential voters, Iceland's Pirate Party is the most popular in the small island nation, despite the fact that it only holds three seats of the 63 seats in Iceland's parliament, the Althingi, which is believed to be the oldest on Earth, dating back to the Viking era.


  9. Icelandic river meeting the salts of the atlantic ocean.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | CNN

    Recent photograph from the air of one of the larger rivers in Iceland right before it turns into the Atlantic Ocean. Outside of Reykjavik.


  10. Your article: Geography pupils enjoy six-day Iceland tripRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Pocklington Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A group of 46 year 11 Geography pupils from Woldgate College set off for a six-day visit to Iceland.


  11. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Hosts THE...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 |

    The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will host a spring festival celebrating Arctic peoples, cultures and sciences. The Arctic Spring Festival will take place this weekend, May 8-10 at the museum to mark the United States' 2015-2017 chairmanship of the Arctic Council , an international governmental body that coordinates Arctic policy.


  12. The Brighter Side of RabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The New Yorker

    The rabies virus belongs, not coincidentally, to a group of viruses named for the Greek goddess of frenzy and rage. It enters the body at the site of a bite-often from a rabid dog or bat-and, using hook-like proteins that protrude from its outer shell, latches onto a nearby nerve cell.


  13. 10 Year Old Benni F Blows Minds with 2014-2015 Season EditRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Transworld

    Probably not shredding as hard as Benni Fridbjornsson, an up and coming ripper from Iceland that has been establishing his skills for several years. At age 7, Benni F was already doing backflips and riding rails.


  14. Iceland Is an Unforgettable Destination by Bill VanderfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 |

    Imagine a remote island inhabited by 300,000 friendly people who speak an ancient language that few in the world even try to understand. This is truly a land of constant fire and ice, where your house can be destroyed by earthquakes, a massive wind burst can blow you down, the smell of sulfur from the water faucet signals the invisible fire flowing not far below your feet, the northern lights can change the sky into the largest light show in the world and hot springs and glaciers abound throughout the fog-shrouded lava fields.


  15. Summer self drive tours in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WebWire

    Summer is definitely the best time to do a self drive tour of Iceland. It is warmer and drier, for one, and most of the country is opened up, including the tough 'F' roads in the centre.


  16. Plumpton teen athlete safely home from gruelling charity trekRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | West Sussex Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Jamie Lambert, 15, from Plumpton, raised funds to hold the Parallel Youth Games, inspired by a six month debilitating hip injury he suffered last year.


  17. Robert PearyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Free Dictionary

    Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. was an American explorer who claimed to have led the first expedition, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, rather than the competing claim by Frederick Cook who said he got there a year earlier.


  18. Inspired by Iceland's 'Human Search Engine' on BBCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Iceland Review

    The latest tourism marketing campaign by Inspired by Iceland, a 'human search engine,' was covered on on Friday. Seven different people, all men called Gu mundur or women called Gu munda, living in the seven different regions of the country, answer questions.


  19. UH-led team observes the solar eclipse over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland. Their preliminary results are being presented at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit in Indianapolis, IN.


  20. Greenland glaciers melt, revealing a new ICE-olated islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Mashable

    The Greenland ice sheet has been melting at an increasing rate over the past few decades, contributing to global sea level rise and possibly the slowing of the Gulf Stream current in the North Atlantic. Glaciers that end in the ocean have seen some of the fastest rates of retreat, since comparatively mild ocean waters are destabilizing the ice from below, speeding the ice's one-way trip into the sea.