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International Appeal to stop Iceland’s Whaling for Jobs Program

Where: Reykjavik, IcelandFebruary 16, 2009 : In a letter signed by senior diplomats in Reykjavik, the governments of six countries appealed to Iceland to rethink its decision to permit the hunting of 150 fin and 100 minke whales in a year. The countries are the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Finland and Sweden. The former Iceland government took...

The earth has more than 600 active volcanoes…

The earth has more than 600 active volcanoes. Many of them are to be found on what is called the 'Ring of Fire' around the Pacific Ocean. The largest active volcano on the Earth today is the Mauna Lau, which is about 4168 metres (13,677 feet) high. It is situated in the Hawaiian islands. One volcanic explosion in Mauna...

Dealing With the Potential Danger of a Meteor Hitting Earth

Deep crater seen from helicopter. Myvatn area in Iceland
Our solar system is like a busy traffic round-about. The sun is at the centre of this round-about which drives a large number of heavenly bodies, including planets, comets and large and small rocks around it.While the earth and the other planets chart fairly fixed paths around the sun, our smaller solar siblings, like rocks, do not believe in...

Rocky Planet of Fire and Ice

Kerlingarfjöll Mountain in Iceland.
Would you believe it? The soft sand that we sink into on the beach is actually rock? Sand is what a rock becomes after years of being worn down by rivers. Years of sea waves crashing against huge rocks and cliffs makes rocks break into small particles. And ultimately, they end up as sand. The colours of sands --...

Sarita: What is your nationality?

Sarita: What is your nationality? Vinay: My mother was born in Iceland and my father in Cuba. Sarita: Then you must be an ice cube!

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