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2 hrs ago | Nature

Seven days: 22-28 August 2014

The week in science: Botched launch for Europe's GPS satellites; Iran's science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Greenland, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Iceland holidays: Up all night with the midnight sun at the end of the world

Rows and rows of empty seats: After two of the worst air tragedies in history, could this be the end for troubled Malaysia Airlines? Drunk guests, rude staff and other families with out-of-control children: Parents reveal their top bugbears when staying in a hotel Afraid to fly and pressure from family members: How 200 cabin crew have quit Malaysia ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News, Travel

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Earth & Sky

Strong earthquake overnight at worrisome Iceland volcano

Bar arbunga volcano has shown signs for 10 days of a possible eruption, but no eruption yet.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, World News, Iceland

Iceland Review

Scientists: Eruption Still Possible

Scientists of the Icelandic Met Office and the University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences have evaluated the current status at Bar arbunga and have concluded the following: The dike could reach the surface of the crust, starting an eruption.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Iceland, World News

Daily Kos

B r arbunga: Tremors in Akureyri

In the Icelandic language, there's often confusion over the prepositions "A " and "A ", which can be thought of as equivalent to "in" and "on" in English.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News, Iceland, Geology, Science

USA Today

Science group says climate change worsening, dangerous

Human influence on the planet's climate system is clear and is having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," on all continents and all oceans, says a draft science report.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News, Global Warming, Weather

Inhabitat

Iceland's Solheimar Ecovillage is Still Going Strong After 84 Years

If you've been to Iceland, you've probably done the famous "Golden Circle" tour , which hits all of Iceland's main tourist attractions in a couple hours drive through the southwest part of the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland Travel, Life, Food, Organic Food

Iceland Review

Crying Wolf

So, by Friday afternoon I decided to head back to ReykjavA k to take part in the Culture Night celebrations instead, along with one-hundred-and-one-thousand of my fellow countrymen.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Iceland, Iceland Travel, World News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Daily Star

Polar ice shrinking rapidly

The planet's two largest ice sheets -- in Greenland and Antarctica -- are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News

Sat Aug 23, 2014

TechEBlog

5 Cool (Yet Real) Little Known Locations from Around the World

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, pictured above, is a civilian command facility in Virginia.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Svalbard, World News, Australia, Fort Knox, KY

Iceland Review

Barrier Set up to Protect Bridge in Case of Flood

The Icelandic Road Administration has made preparations to close the bridge over the river Jokulsa a Fjollum to Oxarfjo ur, Northeast Iceland, in the event of a glacial outburst flood, ruv.is reports.

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

Bloomberg

Iceland Volcano Starts to Erupt

Iceland put the Coast Guard on alert after the Met Office warned that one of the country's biggest volcanoes is showing increased levels of unrest.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Iceland, World News,

CNN

Island of Iceland. Westman Islands.

Also known as Vestmannaeyjar is actually an archipelago, a chain of islands located in the south of Iceland.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Iceland Review

Feeling Grand

Riding along JA kulsA A FjA llum, the glacial river which is likely to flood if BA rA arbunga volcano erupts, may not sound like the smartest idea.

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Nunatsiaq News

TAISSUMANI: Taissumani, Aug. 22

The Thule Act was a unique piece of legislation passed by a group of Inughuit hunters in the Thule District of northern Greenland, without recourse to, or permission from, any national government.

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CBC News

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga shaken by 3 earthquakes

Three big earthquakes have shaken the area of an Icelandic volcano, local media report, as some two hundred emergency workers and other professionals prepare for a massive eruption.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Europe Travel, Iceland, Iceland Travel

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Vodafone Iceland reports marginal growth in revenue, profit; LTE coverage reaches 70%

Vodafone Iceland has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2014, reporting a marginal 1% year-on-year increase in revenues to ISK3.294 billion from ISK3.257 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2013.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News, Science / Technology, Space

Iceland Review

Civil Protection and Residents to Discuss Possible Eruption

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will meet with emergency response organizations and stakeholders, including farmers, in Husavik, North Iceland, at midday today to discuss the possible upcoming eruption and glacial outburst flood in Bar arbunga volcano.

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Europe Travel, Iceland, Iceland Travel, Recreational Vehicle, Security

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Forbes.com

Iceland Volcano Alert: Eruptions, Ash Cloud, And Travel Essentials

I'm a Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster writing about lifestyle, arts, food, leisure and travel trends across the Nordic region for Forbes.

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