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  1. UK and the EU: How to make a BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Newsday

    BBC political correspondent Carolyn Quinn explores how Britain would exit the EU if voters opt to leave in the referendum. We don't know when David Cameron will call the EU referendum but for a BBC radio documentary, How to Make a Brexit, I examined what would happen in the days, the weeks and the months after that referendum if the British people vote to leave the EU.

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  2. Scientists Map Movement of Greenland Ice During Past 9,000 YearsRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

    Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time, revealing that ice in the interior is moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, during the past 9,000 years. The findings, which researchers said don't change the fact that the ice sheet is losing mass overall and contributing to sea level rise, are published in the Feb. 5 issue of Science.

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  3. Greenland ice sheet interior slowed, thickened over last 9,000 years, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | York University

    Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has flowed over time, revealing that ice in the interior is now moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, over the past 9,000 years. In comparing this paleo-velocity map to modern flow rates, researchers from York University and The University of Texas, as well as other institutions, found the ice sheet's interior to be moving slower now than it was during most of the Holocene, a geological period that began at the end of the last glacial period roughly 11,700 years ago and runs to the present.

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  4. Santa LivesRead the original story

    Saturday | QTMagazine

    Images in order: City Hall Square, Copenhagen by Christian Alsing, Courtesy Nuuk Tourism, Courtesy Greenland Tourism As our editor-at-large Justin Ocean has previously reported , Scandinavia is a unique and interesting destination for LGBT travelers during the holiday season. A last-minute flight to Copenhagen promises days of fun, cheer, and open arms to the gay community -- the city even hosts an internationally renowned "same sex dance party" .

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  5. Many Roads Remain ClosedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Iceland Review

    Most roads in the West Fjords are now closed after the heavy snowfall overnight. Snow ploughs will not be sent out until the weather improves.

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  6. Random Weirdness for the week of Feb. 2, 2016Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | AltWeeklies

    We have seen the future of coal mining in Svalbard and, to paraphrase a certain idiot dominating politics in the U.S., there's going to be so much winning we're going to get tired of it now that North Korea has signed the Svalbard Treaty. Icepeople is the world's northernmost alternative newspaper.

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  7. High price of failure: another government bailout for coal mining in SvalbardRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | AltWeeklies

    The price of keeping Store Norske barely alive keeps increasing, with the government now asking Parliament for 749 million kroner during the next four years to support operations at Mine 7 and maintenance of two larger mines in the hope coal prices recover. Icepeople is the world's northernmost alternative newspaper.

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  8. He Should Have Asked, "What Exit?"Read the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Balloon Juice

    Mr. Santillan, 28, arrived at Keflavik International Airport on Monday morning after a five-hour flight from New York and was eager to get to the Hotel Fron on Laugavegur, a main street in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, local news media reported. But the spelling error got in his way, according to Visir, an Icelandic news website.

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  9. Imagine the mess an independent Scotland would be in right nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Canadian Content

    If an independence referendum ends in a vote to leave, subsequent negotiations can take some time - so Alex Salmond was keen to make sure that, in Scotland's case, talks would not drag on too long. He set March 24 2016 as Scotland's Independence Day.

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  10. Areas Surrounding Capital See Population IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Iceland Review

    The number of residents in municipalities surrounding the capital area increases twice as fast as that of people in the capital area itself. This is revealed in a new report on population trends by Iceland Statistics , according to Visir .

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  11. GPS mix-up brings wrong turn and celebrity to American lost in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Age

    London: When Noel Santillan typed the word Laugarvegur instead of Laugavegur into his rental car's GPS, the New Jersey resident couldn't have imagined that the extra "r" would make him something of a celebrity in Iceland. Santillan, 28, arrived at Keflavik International Airport on Monday morning after a five-hour flight from New York and was eager to get to the Hotel Fron on Laugavegur, a main street in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, local media reported.

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  12. Map shows Greenland's ice sheet is THICKER in the centre than 9,000 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Daily Mail

    Map shows Greenland's ice sheet is THICKER in the centre than 9,000 years ago but melting at the edges will raise sea levels Stiff upper layer of ice that formed atop of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the Holocene era may be causing ice flow within to slow down This could be due to falling snowfall rates or the collapse of an 'ice bridge' that used to connect Greenland's ice to that on nearby Ellesmere Island The rapid melting of Greenland's ice sheet is used by many as proof the Earth is going through a period of global warming. But the reasons why the centre of the massive body of ice has grown thicker over time has left climate scientists baffled.

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  13. GPS Mixup Brings Wrong Turn, and Celebrity, to an American in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | MSN Living

    When Noel Santillan typed the word Laugarvegur instead of Laugavegur into his rental car's GPS, the New Jersey resident couldn't have imagined that the extra "r" would make him something of a celebrity in Iceland. Mr. Santillan, 28, arrived at Keflavik International Airport on Monday morning after a five-hour flight from New York and was eager to get to the Hotel Fron on Laugavegur, a main street in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, local news media reported.

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  14. Tourists Flocking to Avalanche Wreckage Leaves Some Residents ColdRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | AltWeeklies

    Espen Rotevatn is grateful he can still go to his undamaged home, just below 11 others destroyed by last month's avalanche, at the end of the day. He just wishes visitors weren't there with cameras expecting him to play the role of tour guide.

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  15. Large-scale rehearsal planned for 'inevitable' oil spil in SvalbardRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | AltWeeklies

    Lots of folks are eager to send ships and oil rigs toward Svalbard's warming waters, but few are prepared to deal with what happens when mishaps result in fuel and oil spills in the still-harsh Arctic environment. Icepeople is the world's northernmost alternative newspaper.

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  16. Project Launched to Save Greenland's Buried TreasuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 24-7 Press Release

    Mankind has long been aware of the changes in our environment and the most extensive climate change in our time is the melting ice in Greenland. This change is now threatening to destroy the archaeological finds we have yet to uncover.

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  17. North Sailing Finalist for Sustainability AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iceland Review

    The whale-watching company North Sailing in Husavik, North Iceland, is a finalist for a 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Award , presented by the World Travel and Tourism Council . The company is nominated for an Innovation Award for its installation of a regenerative plug-in hybrid propulsion system on its renovated vessel Opal-the first ship in the world to use such technology.

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  18. Akureyri Hospital Internationally AccreditedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Iceland Review

    "This gives us assurances that our hospital is not a small, provincial country hospital at the end of the world. We want to ensure it is as good as it can be and that the residents of Akureyri want to seek our services," Oddur A'lafsson, president of the hospital's quality control, told RAsV.

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  19. Tourist finds fame after GPS mishapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Newsday

    An American tourist who accidentally ended up in the wrong part of Iceland is enjoying local fame after his mishap became public. Noel Santillan, a 28-year-old from New Jersey, typed the wrong address into his hire car's GPS and ended up taking a six-hour diversion to the fishing village of Siglufjordur in the north of Iceland, the Visir newspaper reports .

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  20. Cold Forecast for NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Iceland Review

    There was heavy snowfall in Reykjavik overnight, bringing the snow depth in the capital area to 19 cm . It will be partly cloudy in Reykjavik today and -2 C .

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