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Dangerous Place to Visit

Jónas Jóhannesson, farmer at Jörfi, near Löngufjörur beach, West Iceland, warns that visiting the area, where dozens of beached pilot whales were discovered last week, can be very risky.
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Dangerous Place to Visit

Jónas Jóhannesson, farmer at Jörfi, near Löngufjörur beach, West Iceland, warns that visiting the area, where dozens of beached pilot whales were discovered last week, can be very risky.

Had to Fight to Earn Trust

Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has been nominated for an Emmy award for the music she composed for the TV series Chernobyl.
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Had to Fight to Earn Trust

Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has been nominated for an Emmy award for the music she composed for the TV series Chernobyl.

Queen Mary 2 Expected Today

At 8 am today, the longest passenger ship ever to arrive in Iceland is expected to arrive in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík.
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Queen Mary 2 Expected Today

At 8 am today, the longest passenger ship ever to arrive in Iceland is expected to arrive in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík.

Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.
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Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.

One Cove: Six Tons of Trash

On Sunday, volunteers from Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) transported 6.3 tons of trash – mainly plastic – from the cove Barðsvík in the Hornstrandir nature reserve.
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One Cove: Six Tons of Trash

On Sunday, volunteers from Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) transported 6.3 tons of trash – mainly plastic – from the cove Barðsvík in the Hornstrandir nature reserve.

Deplar Farm Owners Buy More Land

The American owners of the luxury lodge Deplar Farm have purchased land in Svarfaðardalur valley, which they intend to use for tourist services.
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Deplar Farm Owners Buy More Land

The American owners of the luxury lodge Deplar Farm have purchased land in Svarfaðardalur valley, which they intend to use for tourist services.

Iceland's Resolution Regarding Philippines Approved by UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution, sponsored by Iceland, to launch an independent investigation into alleged crimes committed during the Philippine government’s war on drugs.
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Iceland's Resolution Regarding Philippines Approved by UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution, sponsored by Iceland, to launch an independent investigation into alleged crimes committed during the Philippine government’s war on drugs.

Red Dot Awards Architects of Hotel by Blue Lagoon

Basalt architects and Design Group Italia recently received a Red Dot Award in the category Best of the Best - a coveted design award – for their design of the hotel The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
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Red Dot Awards Architects of Hotel by Blue Lagoon

Basalt architects and Design Group Italia recently received a Red Dot Award in the category Best of the Best - a coveted design award – for their design of the hotel The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

New Icelandic Airline in the Making?

A group of investors and two former WOW Air directors are currently working with an Irish investment fund to establish a new Icelandic low-cost airline on the basis of WOW, Fréttablaðið reports.
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New Icelandic Airline in the Making?

A group of investors and two former WOW Air directors are currently working with an Irish investment fund to establish a new Icelandic low-cost airline on the basis of WOW, Fréttablaðið reports.

E. Coli Traced to Farm in Southwest Iceland

The E. coli infection, which so far has affected ten children in the capital area, has now been traced to the travel service farm Efstidalur II, Southwest Iceland.
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E. Coli Traced to Farm in Southwest Iceland

The E. coli infection, which so far has affected ten children in the capital area, has now been traced to the travel service farm Efstidalur II, Southwest Iceland.

Permit for Hydropower Plant in West Fjords Contested by Environmentalists

Four environment associations have filed a complaint to the Environmental and Natural Resources Complaints Board, contesting the decision on June 13 by Árneshreppur district to grant Vesturverk a development permit for the first phase of Hvalá hydropower pl
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Permit for Hydropower Plant in West Fjords Contested by Environmentalists

Four environment associations have filed a complaint to the Environmental and Natural Resources Complaints Board, contesting the decision on June 13 by Árneshreppur district to grant Vesturverk a development permit for the first phase of Hvalá hydropower plant in Ófeigsfjörður fjord, the West Fjords.

Regulation Regarding Asylum Seekers Amended

In the wake of a well-attended march in downtown Reykjavík Thursday in support of asylum-seeking children, Minister of Justice Þórdís Kobrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir amended a regulation regarding asylum seekers on Friday.
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Regulation Regarding Asylum Seekers Amended

In the wake of a well-attended march in downtown Reykjavík Thursday in support of asylum-seeking children, Minister of Justice Þórdís Kobrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir amended a regulation regarding asylum seekers on Friday.

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