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  1. People of Germany, Iceland welcome refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Click Orlando

    While Europe's politicians flounder in the face of an unprecedented wave of refugees and migrants seeking shelter -- many of them from war-torn Syria -- some individuals have decided to take matters into their own hands. Using digital means, they are taking practical steps to offer desperate men, woman and children a place to stay in their own homes, or seeking to pressure their own governments into offering sanctuary to more of those in need.

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  2. 10 Amazing sports venues in the world in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The world of sports can be a wacky and amazing distraction for many people from the mundane tasks of everyday life. Sometimes the world of sports can just be wacky and amazing all on its own.

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  3. Icelanders open their hearts and homes to Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Age

    Reykjavik: About 13,000 people from Iceland's population of little over 300,000 have joined a Facebook page asking the government to take in more Syrian refugees, prompting the government to consider the idea. The newly formed Facebook group, Syria is Calling, which has more than 13,000 members, is urging the government to take in 5000.

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  4. Minister Says Iceland Can Accept Many More RefugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Iceland Review

    EyglA3 HarA ardA3ttir, minister for social affairs, says "we are one of the richest nations in the world and we can accept many more [refugees] than we have been accepting in the past." When interviewed on StA A 2 yesterday, she was unwilling to name any numbers, but said that in response to the wave of support for refugees, by which she said she was deeply moved, the minimum number of 50 individuals will be increased.

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  5. Stream of SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Iceland Review

    Iceland may be far from the frontlines of the migrant crisis in Europe-certainly from war-torn Syria-but Icelanders have in the past 48 hours made it clear that they are watching and that they have seen enough suffering. Now is the time to act .

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  6. Minister Says We Can Accept Many More RefugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Iceland Review

    EyglA3 HarA ardA3ttir, minister for social affairs, says "we are one of the richest nations in the world and we can accept many more [refugees] than we have been accepting in the past." When interviewed on StA A 2 yesterday, she was unwilling to name any numbers, but said that in response to the wave of support for refugees, by which she said she was deeply moved, the minimum number of 50 individuals will be increased.

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  7. Icelandic Yule Lads bring holiday cheer, rotten potatoes or mischiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    For children in Iceland , the Christmas celebration starts early and involves 13 bearded men known as the Yule Lads . "We have them instead of Santa Claus," says Viktor Gudmansson.

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  8. More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Independent

    The country's government is only obliged to take in 50 asylum seekers a year, according to a humanitarian quota Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies More than 11,000 families in Iceland have offered to open their homes to Syrian refugees in a bid to raise the government's cap of just 50 asylum seekers a year.

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  9. Greenberg Traurig Acts as Investor's Counsel for Infrastucture Investment in GreenlandRead the original story

    Monday Aug 31 | PRWeb

    Attorneys with international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP acted as investor's counsel to close one of the most significant infrastructure investments for the nation of Greenland. Attorneys with international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP acted as investor's counsel to close the one of the most significant infrastructure investments for the nation of Greenland.

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  10. Ashley Fedor hiking in the Reykjadalur valley.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Philly.com

    'Don't smell it before you eat it," the Icelandic waitress warned me. I stared down at the cubes of rotten, fermented shark in front of me.

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  11. ScienceNASA predicts higher ocean rises than previously thoughtIf you ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | RedOrbit

    If you live on the coast and don't know how to swim, you may want to invest in some lessons -because according to NASA, our sea levels are going to rise much more than previously predicted. reported that sea levels could rise by as much as 38 inches by 2100-but the report didn't take into account the melting of land ice.

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  12. Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver tries out smoked puffin in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | Daily Mail

    Is this Britain's most devoted dad? Meet the banker who's spent almost A 500,000 flying to Cyprus to visit his son, nine, after ex-wife took him to live abroad Discover an alien land... only two hours from Weatherfield! Coronation Street actress SUE CLEAVER tries out smoked puffin in Iceland Only a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Manchester but a million miles from Coronation Street - where I play Eileen Grimshaw - lies Europe's second largest island, Iceland. Strictly speaking it's not in Europe, but sits on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the dividing line of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

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  13. Expert: Expect sea levels to rise 3 feetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | WLWT-TV Cincinnati

    It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its all-encompassing assessment on the current state of climate change research and made projections for the future climate of our planet. According to the latest from NASA, however, the projections the panel made for a rise in global sea levels of 1 to 3 feet may already be outdated. 3 comments

  14. Iceland's Westfjords is a land of beauty and sweeping vistasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | HeraldNet

    It's hard to say what's a greater wonder: The remote treasures of this country's northwest region, or the fact that so few tourists ever visit. It takes an adventurous spirit and a bit of planning to map out this road trip to the upper reaches of the planet, a roughly six-hour drive from the Nordic island country's capital, Reykjavik, but the reward is an endless and largely isolated panorama of nature easily accessible by car only part of the year.

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  15. Hawking Offers New Solution to Black Hole Mystery: Black Holes Store, and Garble, InformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    Five must-read stories from the past week include exploring the limits of life in the Universe; the fastest moving glacier in the world shedding a significant iceberg; Stephen Hawking's new solution to the black hole mystery; one of the great disputes of 20th-century physics: the story of Philipp Lenard and Albert Einstein; and solving the ancient lunar fire fountain mystery. Solving the Ancient Lunar Fire Fountain Mystery Tiny beads of volcanic glass found on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions are a sign that fire fountain eruptions took place on the Moon's surface.

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  16. Ice Loss From Jakobshavn Glacier As Seen From SpaceRead the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | Space Ref

    Summer is the season to watch for ice loss from the outlet glaciers lining the perimeter of Greenland. JakobshavnGreenland's fastest-moving glacieris notorious for such losses; in 2014 the glacier shed kilometers of ice from its front.

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  17. Turf WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Slate Magazine

    This farm just outside of Selfoss, Iceland, pictured on July 1, 2015, uses a corrugated sheet metal barn and modern design. Each week, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe.

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  18. NASA: Sea level rise could be worse than we thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said Wednesday at a pre NASA: Sea level rise could be worse than we thought The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said Wednesday at a pre Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1F2fx4P Thanks to a partnership between the assisted living center where Ruby Holt lives and an organization that grants wishes to the elderly, Holt got to see the ocean for the first time during an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  19. Iceland: A holiday lands you in hot waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Mail & Guardian

    Bathing outside in naturally heated water is part of Icelandic life. Icelanders are expert at capturing hot water, either in hillside hot pots or in outdoor pool complexes with water slides.

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  20. Iceland names street after Darth Vader. It's called "Black-head."Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Boing Boing

    The Reykjavik City Council has approved a citizen-led effort to rename a street Svarthof i, translated as Blackhead, which is the Icelandic name for Darth Vader. Icelanders usually develop new Icelandic terms for new or modern concepts and phenomena.

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