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A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland To my friends in United States, who lives in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia – Please notice! Public Events – A Taste of Iceland in Washington, D.C. – April 12-15, 2012 After taking D.C. bystorm in 2010 and 2011, the annual cultural celebration returns yet again in 2012 with variety of […]

27/03/2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Receives Grant for Greenland Research

Receives Grant for Greenland Research

Greenland Research in palaeoecology Friðgeir Grímsson, who holds a Ph.D. in palaeoecology, will head a multinational group of scientists which will conduct research in Greenland and the Faroe Islands this summer, Iceland Review reports. Greenland Research Early this month, Friðgeir received a grant of ISK 52 million (USD 400,000; EUR 300,000) from the Austrian Science […]

26/03/2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation

The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation

The Arctic In recent years the Arctic region has indeed moved centre stage, becoming crucial to the future of the world, to developments in energy production and global transport, to the monitoring of climate change and the future well-being of those who rely on the ice and the oceans for their very survival. The Arctic […]

26/03/2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Ashes to Dust

Ashes to Dust

Ashes to Dust The Crime Writer – Yrsa Sigurðardóttir One of the finest Nordic crime writers working today, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir has been published to rave reviews worldwide. Now, with Ashes to Dust, she delivers a dynamite and timely thriller set at the site of a volcano. In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic […]

24/03/2012 | By | 18 Replies More
Conservatism saved Iceland from catastrophe

Conservatism saved Iceland from catastrophe

Iceland The people of medieval Iceland survived disaster by sticking with traditional practices, an innovative new study suggests. Conservatism saved Iceland from catastrophe This didn’t just help them recover from plague and volcanic eruptions; it may ultimately have kept human settlement on Iceland viable centuries later when climate change had made their environment even harsher. […]

22/03/2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Helsinki – World Design Capital for 2012

Helsinki – World Design Capital for 2012

Design Helsinki – World Design Capital for 2012 Finnish design has a long and distinguished history. It is no exaggeration to say that design is ever-present in the Finnish lifestyle. “We respect traditions and cherish the past but, above all, design represents our future” spokesman reports. “Diverse public WDC (World Design Capital) events will take […]

21/03/2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Magnetic North – Discover Greenland

Magnetic North – Discover Greenland

Greenland The Arctic is a place where myth meets reality – the early sightings of “mermaids” and “unicorns” describe one of Greenland’s most graceful inhabitants – the single-tusked narwhal. Magnetic North – Discover Greenland Still there are places in Greenland where the world appears to have turned to glass; where the iridescent turquoise-blues of icebergs […]

20/03/2012 | By | 5 Replies More