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Thursday Sep 11 | Jaunted

Myvatn: One Airline Will Totally Fly You Right Over Iceland's Erupting Volcano

While commercial air traffic has been giving Iceland a wide berth over the past week or two, a few Icelandic airlines are eager to capitalize on the action. For a start, an Icelandair pilot opted for a scenic routing and extra circle over the volcano, which provided passengers with a good view of the most active zone.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Travel, World News, Europe Travel, Iceland, Iceland Travel, Civil Aircraft, Cessna 150, Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft

Wed Sep 10, 2014

CiteULike

Acceleration of Jakobshavn Isbrae triggered by warm subsurface ocean waters

Observations over the past decades show a rapid acceleration of several outlet glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica1. One of the largest changes is a sudden switch of Jakobshavn IsbrA , a large outlet glacier feeding a deep-ocean fjord on Greenland's west coast, from slow thickening to rapid thinning2 in 1997, associated with a doubling in glacier velocity3.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Northshore Merchants Collective Brings Mural Project To Chattanooga's NorthShore

The NorthShore Merchants Collective, an organization of 65 diverse NorthShore businesses, is funding the placement of a mural that will be visible from the north end of Chattanooga's landmark Walnut Street Bridge.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, World News, Iceland

Iceland Review

Holuhraun Largest Lava Eruption in Iceland since 19th Century

The ongoing volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has already become the largest lava eruption in Iceland since the 19th century, according to volcanologist A rmann HA skuldsson. More lava has been emitted than in the largest lava eruption of the 20th century, Krafla in 1984.

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

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Nunatsiaq News

Greenland choir, Nunavut musicians unite for Iqaluit concert

The Qissiat men's choir rehearses inside Qassi, a teacher's college in Nuuk, where choir conductor Tikki Jacobsen teaches music and choir part-time. If you're in Iqaluit Sept.

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

Iceland Review

Blue Haze from Eruption in East Iceland

A bluish haze caused by sulfur dioxide emitted in the Holuhraun eruption could widely be detected in East Iceland over the weekend. The haze was still there this morning, as the weather is still and dry.

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News

MMA Mania

Bjork believes in Elves

In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the "hidden folk" - thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland's wilderness. Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer.

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Related Topix: Bjork, Pop/Rock, World News, Iceland, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Russia Taday

Bardarbunga volcano fly-over for sale

An erupting volcano in Iceland has been providing the world with some stunning views, and now a travel company is cashing in on its popularity. The firm is offering the public the chance to fly over the site and get a bird's eye view of the scenery.

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

Marine News

Panama Canal's JIT Transit Service Modified

The arrival time for vessels that have been awarded a JIT Transit Service at Panama Canal will be determined based on the conditions listed below, and not the time the vessel arrives at the sea buoy at either terminal of the Canal. In this regard, for booking purposes, vessels will be deemed to have "arrived" at either Canal terminal when radio contact has been established between the vessel and the respective Panama Canal Signal Station, and: * the vessel has been visually sighted by the signal station; or * the vessel has been identified on ACP radars by location, speed and course at a distance of nore more than eight nautical miles from the sea buoy.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News, Australia, Oceania

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

See the world's biggest island, now

An iceberg tunnel in Greenland, where the effects of global warming are evident. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/activity/cruises/see-the-worlds-biggest-island-now-20140903-3esn1.html#ixzz3Canx6fYR From a distance, the ice stretches forever.

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Related Topix: Greenland, North America Travel, Travel, Greenland Travel, Global Warming

Marine News

Maritime Growth Potential in Arctic Regions in Focus

The industrial policy seminar in Nuuk has identified the potential for and barriers to maritime growth in the Arctic regions. More than 70 persons from Danish and Greenland companies, organisations and authorities met for a maritime industrial policy seminar in Nuuk on 2 and 3 September 2014.

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Related Topix: Greenland, World News

Iceland Review

The Other News

At first we weren't absolutely certain that the Holuhraun eruption was for real. We first reported that a sub-eruption had begun under the infamous volcano BA rA arbunga on August 23. We then retracted the news, a no visible signs of volcanic activity could be seen.

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

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Canada.com

A culinary adventure in Iceland

The quality of Iceland's locally sourced ingredients offer a memorable journey for visitors' tastebuds. Some restaurants in the capital, Reykjavik, above, serve puffin, reindeer and whale.

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Related Topix: World News, Iceland, Life, Dessert, Ice Cream, Baked Goods, Bread, Seafood, Travel

BBC News

Why Icelanders love a good eruption

Do you remember that feeling of being a kid, running after your older siblings and you just couldn't keep up? Your little feet would move as fast as they could, but still you'd lag behind? Well, that's how I feel these days - the reason being a volcano. Every morning I set my alarm for 06:00, not to jump in the shower, but to refresh every website with volcano news from my home country, Iceland.

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

Science Daily

Bluefin tuna found hunting for mackerel in East Greenland waters

On a warm summer day in August 2012, Greenlandic fishermen and biologists caught an unusual catch while conducting an exploratory fishery for mackerel. Three large bluefin tuna were among the several tonnes of mackerel that were caught that summer.

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Related Topix: Greenland

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Iceland Review

Holuhraun Eruption Site Reopens for Media

The District Commissioner's Office in Husavik, in cooperation with the Department of Civil Protection, decided around 9:00 this morning to lift the inner closure of the eruption site at Holuhraun north of Vatnajokull and permit scientists and reporters to re-enter the area. After waiting for several hours in the cabin in Drekagil canyon close to the eruption site yesterday, the Iceland Review team, which had arrived at the site in the morning, was informed along with other media personnel and scientists that the area would remain closed for the night, and so they decided to drive back to Reykjavik.

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

TrekEarth

Where the clouds hit the ground

Photo taken from Hotel Arnanes at Arnanes located on Road one, 6 km west of the main town of Hofn in the south-east of Iceland. Also see here The same farm about 1 2 hour later And here Photo taken in the opposite direction from the other side of the hotel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B6fn Hofn or Hofn i Hornafir i is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country.

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Related Topix: Iceland, World News, Weather

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Switched

Japan Announces Plans To Resume Antarctic Whale Hunt Next Year

Japan is seeking to resume Antarctic whaling next year under a revised research program that would involve fewer killings and only minke whale, following the U.N. top court's rejection to an earlier program, fisheries officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Greenland

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Now Newspaper

Surrey student spent part of summer 'on ice'

Wylee Fitz-Gerald at the Tasermuit fjord in Nanortalik, Greenland, was one of 85 students from across the globe selected to participate in Students on Ice's Arctic Expedition in July.

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Related Topix: Greenland, Travel, Ghana Travel, Africa Travel, Harvard University

Daily Mail

Bardarbunga volcano eruption spews lava 30 metres into the air in incredible photos

They say the eruption from a fissure just north of the rumbling volcano has not created any ash fall and the seismic activity decreased by almost half on Tuesday, with 300 earthquakes reported over a 12-hour period.

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

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