Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 19, 2019

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warned that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. As the world marked the warmest July on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on ...

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

National Jun 25, 2019

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

The Australian division of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is considering possible measures against Japan's plan to restart commercial whaling in July after a hiatus of 31 years, according to a senior official. "Our goal is to see an end to whaling in the world's oceans," ...

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

World Jul 15, 2018

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the ...

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Soccer Mar 3, 2018

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Japan rebounded from an opening-day loss to defeat Iceland 2-1 on Friday in their second Algarve Cup Group C match. Japan midfielder Rumi Utsugi converted a cross from Emi Nakajima for the eventual game-winner in the 85th minute, giving Asako Takakura's side the much-needed three ...

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Business Feb 12, 2018

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the ...

Business May 29, 2017

Japan, Iceland reach basic agreement on tax convention

Japan and Iceland have agreed in principle to sign a convention aimed at eliminating international double taxation and preventing tax evasion, the Japanese Finance Ministry said Monday. The convention is hoping to boost mutual investment and encourage economic exchange, the ministry said. After signing, the convention ...