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42 min ago | 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,

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Finland, World News, Pakistan, Finland Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Asia Travel, Pakistan Travel, Volcanic Eruption, Iceland, Natural Disasters

Switched

SeaWorld Drops Appeal Of OSHA Citation Issued After Trainer's Death

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Greenland, Australia,

EurekAlert!

Record decline of ice sheets

"The new elevation maps are snapshots of the current state of the ice sheets. The elevations are very accurate, to just a few metres in height, and cover close to 16 million km2 of the area of the ice sheets.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Nunatsiaq News

Air Greenland shortens this summer's Iqaluit-Nuuk flight season

But the service, which was originally intended to run until Sept. 15, will instead wrap up later this week, said Air Greenland spokesperson Christian Keldsen.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Greenland, Travel, Greenland Travel, World News

Homer Tribune

Icelandic WOOFer shares sustainable farming methods

Sustainable farming methods in Iceland may offer a few ideas for the movement that has brought Homer recognition for its own efforts.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, Iceland, Homer, AK, Life, Food, Organic Food

Daily Herald

Iceland prepares for volcanic eruption as tremors persist

Iceland's Civil Protection Agency has registered hundreds of earthquakes since midnight yesterday at the site of one of its biggest volcanoes as the island braces itself for a possible eruption.

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Iceland Review

B r arbunga Iceland's 49th Eruption in 100 Years?

There have been 48 eruptions in Iceland in the last 100 years, an eruption almost every second year.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Iceland Review

Man in Custody on Suspicion of Child Abuse

A man, who is in his thirties, was taken into custody by the police in Akureyri, Northeast Iceland, last week, where he will remain until August 22, on suspicion of having committed sexual violations against two eight-year-old boys.

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Truthdig

Human Factor Speeds Up Glacial Melting

The impact of human activity is melting the glaciers in the world's mountain regions, and is doing so at an accelerating rate.

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Related Topix: Meteorology, Science, Greenland, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Inter Press Service

Does Iceland Gain From Whaling?

The story of what then happens to the whales once they have been taken back to Iceland is part mystery and part an economic balancing act between the country's economic interests and its international image.

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Iceland Review

Upcoming Eruption in Iceland's Vatnaj kull?

A level of uncertainty has been declared in Bar arbunga volcano, located in the northwestern Vatnajokull glacier, Southeast Iceland, due to an increase in seismic activity in the volcano.

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This Is Grimsby

New vessel on regular Iceland trade route welcomed to Immingham

LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN: Eimskip UK Ltd managing director Mike Lane welcomes Lagarfoss captain Gudmundur Haraldsson to Immingham, after the vessel berthed for the first time at Number Seven Quay.

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News, Lincolnshire County, England, United Kingdom, Life, Seafood, Food, Faroe Islands, Europe

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