Grímsvötn: Iceland’s most active volcano may be about to erupt

Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.

Dave McGarvie, Volcanologist, Lancaster University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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When the Norse settled Iceland, its walrus disappeared

Icelandic Medieval literature, in addition to ancient DNA and carbon dating, tell the likely story of how Iceland lost its unique walrus population.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~5 min

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Ben Franklin was right about Iceland’s Laki volcano

Following the 1783-84 eruption of the Laki volcano on Iceland, Benjamin Franklin speculated on its effects on the climate. A new study shows he was right.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 16, 2019 ~4 min

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What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic? - BBC News

Plastic waste is "one of the great environmental scourges of our time".

Added by: worddisk • bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2018 ~7 min

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