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Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season.

The volcanic eruption in Iceland put that country on the world's tourism map. Bali is already well-known, and there is little positive fallout from the volcanic disruptions there. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Iceland struggles with violence against women.

Iceland has a female prime minister and some of the world's strongest laws on workplace equality and equal pay. It also has one of Europe's highest per-capita levels of reported rapes, according to statistics agency Eurostat.         

- USA TODAY - US

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains.

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.

- FOX News - US

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains.

For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Know before traveling to Iceland.

Do yourself a favor, skip the Blue Lagoon.

- Matador Network - US

Iceland: frozen out.

Buying into the country's recovery remains surprisingly difficult

- Financial Times - US

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever.

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

- EU Observer - EU

Climate change could increase volcano eruptions.

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, scientists have warned.A new study, led by the University of Leeds, found there was less volcanic activity in Iceland when glacier cover was more extensive. As the glaciers melted, volcanic eruptions increased due to subsequent changes in surface ...

- ENN - US

The devastating beauty of Greenland's melting ice.

Greenland is melting. The autonomous Danish island, located in the Arctic, is 80 percent ice. Its massive sheet of frozen water — about 660,000 square miles across and two miles thick at its highest point — is the second largest body of ice in the world, built up from snowfall dating back to the last ice age, some ...

- The Week - US

Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools.

Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.

- International NY Times - US

Investment pays off for WCup-bound Iceland

SUNRISE is still two hours away when 700 boys arrive for a Sunday morning soccer tournament in Reykjavik, the world’s northern-most capital in Iceland.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Warming Arctic, Drier Regions, and Wildfires: Is There a Link?

Many scientists believe the Arctic, one of the fastest-changing places on the planet, could drive change in other parts of the world, including wildfire-ravaged Southern California. In a recent NASA mission called Oceans Melting Greenland , climate scientist Josh Willis embarked on a journey to study ice in Greenland and ...

- Voice of America - US

Extreme fieldwork, drones, climate modeling yield new insights about Greenland's melting ice sheet

A new UCLA-led study reinforces the importance of collaboration in assessing the effects of climate change.The research, published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers new insights about previously unknown factors affecting Greenland's melting ice sheet, and it could ultimately help ...

- ENN - US

Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt

A new study brings together scientists from land hydrology, glaciology and climate modeling to unravel a meltwater mystery. Researchers discovered that some meltwater from the lakes and rivers atop the region's glaciers, is being stored and trapped on top of the glacier inside a low-density, porous 'rotten ice.' This ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Öræfajökull is shaking things up: 160 earthquakes recorded near Iceland's largest volcano in past week

The country's largest volcano has indicated increased seismic activity and geothermal water leakage over the past month.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Travel to Iceland to reconnect

This video explores Iceland's mysterious beauty and captures it on film.

- Matador Network - US

Experts Scramble to Monitor Long-dormant Iceland Volcano

At the summit of one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development.   The Oraefajokull volcano, dormant since its last eruption in 1727-1728, has seen a recent increase in seismic activity and geothermal water leakage that has worried scientists. ...

- Voice of America - US

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

5 great destinations for spectacular ski adventures

Each week, we spotlight dream vacations recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week, we recommend five skiing vacations from around the world. Skiing remote Iceland "What does it feel like to ski on the edge of the world?" asked McKenna Peterson at Ski magazine. That's the question that recently ...

- The Week - US

Experts scramble as long-dormant volcano shows increased activity

"Oraefajokull is one of the most dangerous volcanos in Iceland. It's a volcano for which we need to be very careful," official says

- CBS NEWS - US

Experts scramble to monitor long-dormant Iceland volcano

ORAEFI, Iceland — At the summit of one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development.The Oraefajokull volcano, dormant...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Experts scramble to monitor long-dormant Iceland volcano

At the summit of one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development.

- FOX News - US

Iceland is the most feminist country

Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman.

- Matador Network - US

'Bring on Messi,' says Iceland's Gudmundsson

REYKJAVIK, Dec 6 — Iceland's Burnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is relishing the prospect of facing Argentina's five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi at next year's World Cup in Russia. Iceland's reward for becoming the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Extreme fieldwork, drones, climate modeling yield new insights about Greenland's melting ice sheet

A new UCLA-led study reinforces the importance of collaboration in assessing the effects of climate change.

- UCLA - US

Lebanon and the 'drugs revolution' in Iceland

Many of us cannot understand why people get addicted to drugs.

- The Daily Star - LB

Great Greenland CEO: seal hunting ban 'devastating' for Inuit communities

It is not profitable and may never be. And the EU has banned it. So why should seal hunting be supported? Because it is a sustainable way of life for Inuit people - and sometimes their only one. And the way forward for Greenland's independence, says Ditte Sorknæs.

- EurActive - UK

A Man Among Female Leaders: ‘The Risk of Mansplaining Is Very High’

A Times reporter shadows a male speaker at a summit meeting of female political leaders in Iceland, the most gender-egalitarian country in the world.

- New York Times - US

Zip up your jacket for this week's #teampixel adventures

Wondering where #teampixel went this week? Some braved the cold temperatures in Iceland's Blue Lagoon or at Yosemite National Park, while another got toasty with warm beverages. If you have a Pixel and want to show us the world through your lens, tag your photos with #teampixel for an opportunity to be featured next. ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Greenland prepares for Brexit - and possible independence

The Arctic country is trying to adapt its economy and society to Brexit, climate change and possible independence from Denmark, fisheries and hunting minister Karl-Kristian Kruse told EUobserver.

- EU Observer - EU

Iceland’s New Prime Minister Is an Expert on Crime Thrillers

Katrin Jakobsdottir, a pacifist and environmentalist who wrote a thesis on the writer Arnaldur Indridason, will lead the North Atlantic island’s government.

- International NY Times - US

Iceland gets first Green prime minister

Leader of the Leftist-Green Movement, Katrin Jakobsdottir, will become Iceland's first Green prime minister.

- EU Observer - EU

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