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Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the president of Iceland, gave a speech this morning at an international conference on the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas. The conference is held at the Wadia geology institute in Dehradun, India. Scientists from all over the world attend the conference, for example specialsts from China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Tajikistan and other countries in the Himalaya area. 

The Progressive Party and the Independence Party have formed a new government in Iceland. The parties are going to merge the ministry of agriculture and fisheries and the ministry for the environment into one ministry. Critics say that this is the same thing as abolishing the ministry for the environment.

At least one thousand people gather outside of the government offices yesterday to deliver a challenge to the prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. The government is challenged to withdraw statements regarding changing the power plant program, but the government wants to change it so that more areas can be used for power plants. 

Friday, 11 January 2013 01:26

Ten highest mountains in Iceland

Iceland has a magnificent nature with glaciers, lagoons, mountains, volcanoes and many other natural wonders. Following is a list of the ten highest mountains in Iceland.

Friday, 11 January 2013 15:50

Try to prevent an environmental pollution

Representatives from the Environmental Agency in Iceland and from the Marine Research Institute are now in the Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland to prevent further pollution from the herring-death that occurred there recently. 

Friday, 11 January 2013 16:05

The Environment Agency of Iceland

The Environment Agency operates under the direction of the Ministry for the Environment. It's role is to promote the protection as well as sustainable use of Iceland’s natural resources, as well as public welfare by helping to ensure a healthy environment, and safe consumer goods.

In 2012, the hunting quote for reindeer was 1009 animals. This year, the quota will be 1229 deer, 220 more than last year. The minister of the environment decides this quota after consulting with the Environment Agency of Iceland.

Saturday, 26 January 2013 17:47

Geothermal heat in Iceland

Iceland is situated on divergent boundaries between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates. They move away from each other at the average rate of 2 cm (0.8 inch) each year.

Monday, 25 February 2013 14:33

Record Heat in February in Reykjavik

Last night the temperature in Reykjavik went up to 10.2°C (50.36°F), which is the highest temperature ever recorded in February in the city. The old record was 10.1°C (50.18°F), recorded on the 8th of February 1835 and the 16th of Feb. 1942.

Cars are stuck because of snow and poor visibility all over Reykjavik City. The Icelandic Police announced on their facebook page that people that are stuck in their cars, with hungry children, should contact the police throught the emergency phone number 112.

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