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Curbing climate change: Why it's so hard to act in time.

March for Science, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2017. Shutterstock.comThis summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland's accelerating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential ...

- The Conversation - UK

Greenland: Land of ice on fire.

Greenland, home to the world's largest permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica, is being swept by wildfires. Scientists say global warming and increased plant cover are likely factors.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

AR/VR Weekly: CCP Games has found one solution to the VR drought.

Studios are dealing with the so-called VR drought. And it looks like CCP Games is taking an alternative route to dealing with the doldrums as companies wait for VR to hit critical mass. Strip the VR from your game. Today, the Icelandic company launched a version of Eve: Valkyrie, its flagship VR starfighter game, that ...

- VentureBeat - US

Haugesund: 'Winter Brothers' Director Hires 'Fantastic Beasts'' Ingvar E. SigurĂ°sson for Next Film .

Icelandic star Ingvar E. Sigurðsson will play the title role in Hlynur Pálmason's next film after the Locarno winner Winter Brothers'. Penned by Pálmason, White, White Day' is a mystery thriller about grief, sacrifice and unconditional love. Sigurðsson plays Ingimundur, a responsible father,...

- Variety - US

Sarah Palin Compares Down Syndrome Abortion to Nazi Germany.

Aborting unborn babies with Down syndrome “hearkens back to neo-Nazi Germany,” according to Sarah Palin. On Tuesday, Fox anchor Martha MacCallum invited former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on her show, The Story, to discuss a CBS report claiming that Down syndrome is ...

- NewsBusters - US

Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up, study shows.

NUUK , Aug 17 — The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said yesterday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move. Greenland contains enough ice to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sigurdsson to Everton for $58 million.

Everton signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Premier League rivals Swansea for a club record 45 million pounds Wednesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Greenland ice flow likely to speed up.

Flow of the Greenland Ice Sheet is likely to speed up in the future, despite a recent slowdown, because its outlet glaciers slide over wet sediment, not hard rock, new research based on seismic surveys has confirmed. This sediment will become weaker and more slippery as global temperatures rise and meltwater supply becomes ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Sigurdsson passes medical, set for record move to Everton.

LONDON, Aug 16 — Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is due to complete a £45 million move to Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea City later today after he passed a medical, Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman announced....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Interest rate cuts bring end to long Icelandic krona rally.

- Financial Times - US

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it.

Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug 16, 2017 / 03:22 am .- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.” Has Iceland discovered, through some groundbreaking technology and research, a cure to ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

- NPR - US

No, CBS, Down Syndrome Isn't 'Disappearing.' Babies With It Are

Unborn babies with Down syndrome in Iceland are being aborted in astonishing numbers – but that’s not how CBS reported on the news. On Monday night, CBS News On Assignment investigated Down syndrome “disappearing” in Iceland with correspondent Elaine Quijano. While Quijano’s report was fair, ...

- NewsBusters - US

Iceland Eradicating Down Syndrome - by Killing Those Who Have It

In the People's Republic of Iceland, abortion has now nearly eradicated all Down Syndrome babies by close to 100 percent, according to a new report from CBS.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Sarah Palin Slams Iceland's 'Evil' Down Syndrome Abortions

Tuesday on Fox News Channel's “The Story,” former Gov. Sarah Palin discussed reports that close to 100 percent of expecting mothers in Iceland terminated their pregnancy after receiving a positive test for Down Syndrome. She called it “intolerance for people who may not look like you,” adding it was ...

- Breitbart - US

Everton agree deal for Swansea's Sigurdsson, reports say

LONDON, Aug 16 ― Everton have agreed a deal to sign Swansea City's Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee of about £45 million , British media reported yesterday. Sigurdsson, 27, played a key part in Swansea avoiding...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Patricia Heaton Rips CBS Report: Iceland Didn't 'Eliminate' Down Syndrome, Just 'Killing Everybody' That Has It

Actress Patricia Heaton is responding to CBS's new report that Iceland has exterminated nearly all children with Down syndrome through abortion.

- Breitbart - US

Everton agree Ă‚ÂŁ45m deal to sign Swansea's Sigurdsson

Everton's summer spending is set to surge beyond ÂŁ100m after the Toffees agreed a ÂŁ45m fee with Swansea for Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson. The Merseyside club had seen two previous bids for Sigurdsson rejected as the Swans set an asking price of ÂŁ50m for the 27-year-old. Should the deal be concluded, the ÂŁ45m ...

- City AM - UK

Iceland's Down's Syndrome infanticide culture stirs contraversy

Actress Patricia Heaton blasts CBS over report on Iceland's Down syndrome abortion rates.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Haugesund Confirms Market Screenings Lineup

Norwegian director Joachim Trier's Thelma' and Finnish director Dome Karukoski's Tom of Finland' will bookend the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival, which runs Aug. 20-25, which has a string emphasis on the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Norwegian and Nordic films is a strong part ...

- Variety - US

Reuters Video: Yoyo champs clash at Iceland's World Yoyo Contest

Competitors from around the globe face off at the annual World Yoyo Contest in Reykjavik, Iceland. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Yoyo champs clash at Iceland's World Yoyo Contest

REYKJAVIK, Aug 15 — Competitors from all over the world were tangled in the annual world Yoyo contest in Reykjavik, Iceland. More than 200 contestants from 30 countries took part in this year's event. San Francisco native Tessa Piccillo...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The world is on fire

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been burning for over a week.Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.Satellite imagery of Greenland, 50 km from the ice sheet, 3rd August 2017In the last few years, ...

- Greenpeace - INT

Midday open thread: Nazis and Klansman and Trump, oh my

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Threat assessment: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Canada proves Americans' gullibility is costing us dearly—here are my solutions, by Egberto Willies 'Freedmen,' an alternative to HBO's alternative history, 'Confederate,' by Jon Perr Poking a cornered animal with a stick is not ...

- Daily Kos - US

The country where Down syndrome is disappearing

Iceland has almost eliminated Down syndrome by aborting virtually 100 percent of fetuses that test positive. Should the rest of the world follow suit?

- CBS NEWS - US

Greenland continues blazing after reaching record temperatures

© NOAA/AFP/File HandoutStockholm - Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland. In a statement, the police said it "still discourages all traffic — including hiking and hunting — in two areas around Nassuttooq and Amitsorsuaq." "The ...

- Business Insider - US

Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperatures

Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.

- PhysOrg - NL

Persistent wildfires raging in Greenland signal a changing Arctic climate

In the mind's eye, Greenland is anything but a wildfire risk. It's the great white frozen land of the north, the world's largest island, gleaming with ice and snow. But due to climate change and its amplified effect near the poles, Greenland is melting and drying out. That means the island once defined by vast glaciers ...

- Daily Kos - US

Midday open thread: Bloomberg—how to beat Trump on Paris Accord; chimps learn rock, scissors, paper

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is: A Hole in Un: Here's what's coming up on Sunday Kos… • Canada proves Americans' gullibility is costing us dearly—Here are my solutions, by Egberto Willies • 'Freedmen,' an alternative to HBO's alternative history, 'Confederate,' by Jon Perr • Poking a cornered animal with a stick ...

- Daily Kos - US

Siggi's Blueberry Cardamom Smoothie

Skyr is an Icelandic style of yogurt that's thick and high in protein. Watch the video to learn how to make a post-workout smoothie using fresh fruit and skyr yogurt.

- Yahoo! News - US

A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for more than a week, and wait, what?!?

If shrubbery and peatlands catch on fire on a sparsely populated island that's synonymous with snow and ice, will anyone notice?  The answer, thanks to satellite monitoring, is an unequivocal 'yes.' During the past several days, scientists have been keeping close tabs on an unusually large wildfire in southwest Greenland, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Work advancing to secure Chinese funding for large Greenland zinc project

Base metals developer Ironbark Zinc is continuing to work towards securing Chinese funding for a large potential zinc mine – the Citronen base metals project, in Greenland. Ironbark, which is listed in Australia, is working with China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Company to access ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Behind the Lens: Iceland's Down syndrome dilemma

More than 90 percent of Icelanders trace their ancestors back to the Vikings; they're also remarkably unified on the ethical questions posed by genetic testing

- CBS NEWS - US

Iceland could give Google a lesson on gender policy

The valid points in the fired Google worker's gender diversity manifesto shouldn't be drowned out by a chorus of condemnation.

- The Japan Times - JP

Greenland wildfire

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but over the last couple of weeks a wildfire, captured here by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, has been raging in the western part of the country

- ESA - FR

'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peat

New images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.

- BBC - UK

ECJ president proposes Efta court as Brexit solution

European Court of Justice president Koen Lenaerts, speaking to Belgium's VRT and quoted by The Times, said Britain could use the European Free Trade Association court as a compromise for supervising UK-EU relations. The court oversees single market access for non-EU Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. Lenaerts proposed Efta ...

- EU Observer - EU

Largest ever wildfire in Greenland seen burning from space

The blaze is the biggest ever detected by satellites – and a recent increase in fires in the region could well be a result of the rapid warming in the Arctic

- NewScientist - US

Iceland has most expensive Airbnb prices in Europe

Iceland, Sweden and Andorra are the most expensive countries in Europe for Airbnb accommodation, according to data compiled by Vouchercloud, a UK-based voucher app. Iceland has the highest rates for Airbnb accommodation, averaging €123 per night, while Macedonia has the lowest, €28 per person per night. Data was ...

- EU Observer - EU

A River of Ice: Scientists Study Greenland's Role in Sea Level Rises

A spectacular research project has commenced in Greenland: Scientists are drilling core samples from a huge ice stream. They want to examine its stability -- and how it could affect global sea Levels.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Putin Looked Trump in the Eye and Lied to Him

Before Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20, media speculation approached hysterical levels. Would it be like the Reagan-Gorbachev get-together at Reykjavik in 1986, or Chamberlain meeting Hitler in Munich in 1938? Of course, it was like

- Hudson New York - US

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