Iceland is sitting on boiling hot water--it's a volcanic island with geothermal fields spread across the country. They have harnessed that heat, tapped from the hot rock layers lying just beneath the surface, and now geothermal plants provide all of
Icelandic fish is among the purest and most responsibly fished in the world because they control the process from start to finish. We have seen how the fishing boat works; hauling in those floppy little critters in the middle of the night, now let's
Iceland is a model for responsible fishing methods. Since the country is so dependent upon fish as its main industry, catching fish responsibly and sustainably is managed carefully by the fishermen and the government.
Keiko the killer whale, also known as Willy from the movie Free Willy, died in captivity in 2003. Many attempts were made to release the whale into the wild. All were failures. Now, researchers are saying that the efforts to
When Iceland had an economy, they held a competition to design a more elegant tower for a new power transmission network. Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype designed these, where every one is different, the shape varying according to longitude
While the musical impact of Bjork is clear (no need to explain the genius) and the fashion impact apparent (no need to INSERT ANOTHER SWAN OUTFIT JOKE HERE), her global environmental impact is on the rise with today's release
Singer and celebrity Björk has become something of a sustainability whirlwind. Björk's already been vocal about her opposition to a proposed aluminum smelter for the economically-challenged country of Iceland. After she
Luckily, Christmas dinner is already over in Scandinavia (celebrated most often on the 24th) so those of us required to take a portion of stinky, slimy lutefisk, a dried and soaked cod, are safely past our obligations at the buffet-like Christmas
They're big, they're burly, and they may have deep pockets, but the popular singer Björk plans to limit their destruction to her home country, Iceland, by supporting a current project in the works called, Náttúra.Náttúra and
With a new president elected in the United States, the world may soon turn a corner and create a new unified front on the environment, and climate change in particular. But there are several leaders who have already demonstrated
Sigur Rós is coming to Japan later this month, and his concerts are already sold out. Here in Tokyo, they will play one extra gig, that's how popular this band has become all over the world. Yet, as we all know, Iceland is a small country in big
That's what an Icelandic celebrity chef has remarked about Iceland's economy in melt-down mode - deicing like an Exxon-Mobilated glacier. Eco-aware, earnest but pampered, they drift from organic café to bar, listening to the music of Björk and Sigur
Jimmy Stamp at Life Without Buildings compares current shipping container architecture proposals from LOT-EK, Adam Kalkin and others to Icelandic designer "B. Börkur Eiríksson’s dark vision of a smoggy dystopic future where we’re all crammed into
Our apologies to Ian Marshall of Wend magazine. Aeons ago Ian wrote to us telling us about the sustainable attributes of his mag. Unfortunately his correspondence went missing in the torrent of email we get. Better late than never.