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8 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Iceland, World News,

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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Related Topix: Iceland, World News

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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Related Topix: Iceland, World News

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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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Japan,

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

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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

PR-inside.com

Landsvirkjun hf - Power - Deals and Alliances Profile - New Market Report

Landsvirkjun is an energy utility of the Republic of Iceland. It is a leader in the production of electricity from emission free renewable in Iceland.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Iceland Review

Free Underwater Videos from Iceland Published

Twenty narrated videos shot in the ocean around Iceland by diver Erlendur Bogason in the past years will be published online shortly where people can watch them for free.

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

TechEBlog

This is Not an Optical Illusion, There's Only a Single House on This Entire Island

Vestmannaeyjar is a stunning archipelago off of the southern coast of Iceland, and within that archipelago is a small island known as Ellioaey.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Bjork, Pop/Rock

Nunatsiaq News

TAISSUMANI: Taissumani, Aug. 15

The Inughuit live in northwestern Greenland north of Melville Bay. Their traditional territory is a strip of land hemmed in between the frigid waters of the Arctic and the inland ice that covers most of Greenland, a coastal strip 600 km long.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News

Switched

SeaWorld, Under Fire, Pledges To Improve Killer Whale Conditions

SeaWorld says will build new, larger environments for killer whales at its theme parks, and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.

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Related Topix: Greenland, Australia,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Switched

Recent Glacial Melt Mostly Caused By Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Man-made greenhouse gas emissions have become the dominant cause of melting in glaciers from the Alps to the Andes that is raising world sea levels, a study said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Travel, World News, Austria, South America, Argentina, Argentina Travel, Greenland

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