The exemption allows the companies to continue operating while they aim to address the environmental shortcomings that caused their licences to be revoked.
Contrary to the previous belief that the ship was leaking gasoline, closer examination of the hull yesterday revealed that it is, in fact, unlikely that any of the gasoline drums on board were compromised.
Gasoline is leaking from the Norwegian cargo ship Fjordvik, which was transporting concrete and ran aground this weekend.
61% of Icelanders support a total ban on the use of disposable plastic bags in stores. Large supermarkets have recently decided to stop offering disposable plastic bags to their customers.
“We have one simple demand,” read the press release. “[T]hat effective action be taken immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Icelanders could be recycling their plastic using green energy instead of burning it or sending it abroad.
The Nootka lupine was introduced to Iceland to combat soil erosion and assist in revegetation efforts, but these purple blossoms often interfere with the growth and proliferation of native species.
The results from the municipal elections in Árneshreppur have been charged, as environmental activists changed their legal residence to affect the voting.
Registers Iceland has requested police help verify legal residence changes, which have increased greatly on the eve of municipal elections.
Over a million tons of waste was produced in Iceland in 2016—the largest amount of waste that's ever been produced in the country.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to temporarily close Reykjadalur valley to visitors due to environmental strain.
Icelandic energy company HS Orka has begun clearing drilling lots by the Eldvörp crater row on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Iceland’s Ring Road is now equipped with a network of electric car charging stations, making it possible to drive around the entire country by electric car for the first time ever.
The President of Iceland was spotted ‘plogging’ last weekend, a new exercise trend combining jogging with picking up litter.
The Public Health Authority of Northeast Iceland has approved a joint plan between Skútustaðahreppur municipality and 13 local companies to reform sewage treatment in the region.
The City of Reykjavík will lend 100 individuals electric bicycles this summer in order to encourage environmentally friendly commuting.
The Environment Agency of Iceland will begin measuring air pollution from cruise ships docking in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland.
Iceland is number six on the list of countries with the highest proportion of Veganuary participants.
Icelanders have become increasingly aware of and concerned about environmental issues since the turn of the century.