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  1. Bonfires Prepared for New Year's EveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Iceland Review

    Sixteen bonfires are being prepared for New Year's Eve in Iceland's capital region, of which ten will be in Reykjavik. The largest will be at Gufunes in Grafarvogur, Geirsnef by the mouth of Elli aar river, AEgissi a in Vesturbaer and Rau avatn in Nor lingaholt.


  2. Holuhraun Eruption Repels Tourists from North IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | Iceland Review

    The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has had a harmful effect on tourism in North Iceland; the number of foreign tourists in the region has dropped significantly in the past months. Managing director of the North Iceland Marketing Office Arnhei ur Johannsdottir calls for a marketing initiative similar to that launched following the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajokull.


  3. Will Greenland Begin Accumulating Ice in 2015 and Beyond?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | NorCalBlogs

    Based on NOAA's 2014 Arctic Report Card , the past 2 decades of ice loss in Greenland has slowed dramatically in 2013-2014. In contrast to Velicogna's previously published average mass loss of 280 +/-58 gigatons/year using GRACE satellite data, or the maximum loss of 570 gigatons in 2012-2013 , there was only an insignificant loss of 6 gigatons from June 2013 to June 2014, or mere 1% of the previous year's loss.


  4. Earthquakes Hit Geysir Area and North IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | Iceland Review

    In addition to the seismic activity at Bar arbunga volcano and the Holuhraun eruption site, the Icelandic Met Office has reported earthquakes in other parts of the country over the holidays, including an earthquake sequence 10 km north of the Geysir geothermal field. The activity was first picked up in the morning of December 22 with minor earthquakes.


  5. Wales colder than Alaska as mercury plunges to -6 CRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | IcNetwork

    Wales was colder than Alaska, Iceland and Nova Scotia on Sunday night as the country experienced its coldest temperatures of the year. Temperatures dropped to -6A C in Wales, meaning it was colder in Carmarthenshire than in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost part of the North American continent, where for most of the winter the sun doesn't rise and the sea is frozen over.


  6. Pretty extreme dining - " Part 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 28 | The Star Online

    This is about as far as I got with the plastic cutlery - I just had to stop at the snotty bits. I had chucked the eyeball away as I couldn't stand its eerie gaze.


  7. White Christmas Expensive for ReykjavikRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 28 | Iceland Review

    Iceland's capital has seen extensive snowfall this December, which has resulted in significant expenses for clearing snow and salting roads, estimated at ISK 150 million in December, totaling at ISK 500 million this year. Each day of snowfall costs ISK 10-12 million with 55 specialized vehicles used for clearing snow and people called out in the middle of the night to clear the main roads before the morning rush hour, reports.


  8. Seydisfjordur fish factoryRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 28 | TrekEarth

    Sey isfjor ur is an ideal harbor, and became a trading center in the early-18th century. In the late-19th century it became a boom town, thanks to the herring trade, largely controlled by Norwegian merchants.


  9. My Trip: Iceland and GreenlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Erie Times News

    What she said: "My friend Diane and I traveled with Overseas Adventure Travel on an Untamed Iceland trip," said Leigh Kostis. "Iceland is, indeed, the land of fire and ice.


  10. Satellite Provides Sharper Picture of Shrinking Ice SheetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 27 | Truthdig

    Greenland's ice sheet shrank by an average of 243 billion tonnes a year between 2003 and 2009 - a rate of melting that is enough to raise the world's sea levels by 0.68 mm per year. In what is claimed as the first detailed study, geologist Beata Csatho, of the University of Buffalo in the US, and colleagues report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they used satellite and aerial data to reconstruct changes in the ice sheet at 100,000 places, and to confirm that the process of losing 277 cubic kilometres of ice a year is more complex than anyone had predicted.


  11. Uummannaq Island, Greenland As Seen From OrbitRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 27 | Space Ref

    It is no mystery how Uummannaq Island got its name. In Greenlandic, the word means "heart-shaped," an apt description for the multi-peaked mountain that towers over the 12 square kilometer island.


  12. Iceland wouldn't have such economic decline if still under the Danish flag.Read the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | Copenhagen Post

    How a deserted island became Snowland, and then Iceland, adopted Norwegian sovereignty and then Danish, took all our cash and gave us back ash As one of the early casualties of the global financial crisis, and with a volcano responsible for grounding more than half of Europe's flights for a week in 2010, Iceland has been receiving more than its fair share of media attention. With a population of just 320,000, Iceland has always been the younger brother to the other Nordic nations.


  13. New Dates Announced for Canyon Calling's Fire and Iceland TourRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2014 |

    SEDONA, Ariz.- Founded in the hills of Arizona in 1996, Canyon Calling Adventures for Women is the expert tour operator offering trips focused on amazing scenery, challenging yet attainable activities, and the enrichment and support of women in the outdoors. Canyon Calling will once again be offering the Fire and Iceland tour this summer and recently announced a change of dates for 2015.


  14. Smoked Pork and Christmas PresentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Iceland Review

    Tonight is Christmas Eve. Christmas in Iceland officially begins when the bells of the Reykjavik Cathedral chime at 6 pm.


  15. Volcano vs. Monster Truck in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | CNN

    Beneath Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the waterfall at Seljalandfoss is a 60-meter curtain of icy cascading water that it's possible to walk behind. The slopes of Eyjafjallajokull offer stunning views of Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago of islands off Iceland's southern coast formed by a series of volcanic eruptions.


  16. Watch These Humpback Whales Perform A Deadly Song And Dance While HuntingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Switched

    The whale ballet seen in the video above is actually a complex group hunting technique called "bubble net feeding." According to NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center , it only occurs during certain seasons in waters off southeast Alaska.


  17. Who Really Owns The North Pole?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 |

    ... are not alone, however. The United States, Canada, and Norway have also laid claim to all or part of the Arctic region. If Denmark hopes to gain control of the Arctic, they will have to act fast. Russia has already embarked upon a rapid ...


  18. Massive Study Provides Best Look at Greenland Ice Loss YetRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Voice of America

    Icebergs at Jakobshavn, one of four glaciers that scientists typically use to model the activity of all Greenland glaciers. The new study finds that this method of modeling is too simplistic to accurately capture how Greenland's ice is truly changing.


  19. The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HDRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Science Blog

    The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together they show the ice sheet as a kind of living body-flowing, crumbling and melting out to sea.


  20. Tampa Wraps Up Team Titles, Four More 'A' Cuts Posted at NSU Shark InvitationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    The Tampa men's and women's swimming and diving teams claimed the team titles, while four more NCAA Division II 'A' cuts were posted by Florida Southern's Alli Crenshaw and Juan Tolosa and Nova Southeastern's Bryndis Hansen and Thiago Sickert as the NSU Shark Invitational came to a close after four days of racing in Fort Lauderdale. The Nova Southeastern University swimming and diving teams closed the final day of the Shark Invitational, swimming 11 NCAA provisional times and two NCAA qualifying times, breaking two Sunshine State Conference records and breaking three Shark Invitational records.