Mourners in Iceland have gathered to commemorate Okjokull, a 700-year-old glacier that was declared dead five years ago and has shriveled to a small patch of ice atop a volcano. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir and Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson were joined Sunday by about 100 people who made a two-hour trek up the volcano,...
Icelandic officials and environmental activists on Sunday unveiled a memorial plaque, read poems and held a moment of silence to say an official goodbye to the country's first glacier recognized by the country as disappearing due to climate change.
Siggi Rafn Hilmarsson is an Icelandic baker with an interesting technique. He buries his dough 16 inches underground where it actually bakes from the natural heat generated by Iceland's volcanic hot springs. Why doesn't Siggi just use a conventional oven? Come on. His method is WAY cooler.
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Shocking images of Iceland’s first “dead glacier” reveal the ongoing damage of soaring temperatures in the Arctic. The large Okjökull glacier is now completely gone, despite once measuring 6 square miles. US satellites have tracked the life and death of the glacier over the past three decades. Images taken in 1986 show huge volumes of...
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