Iceland

Sports

Iceland hands England an (embarrassing) exit

Iceland, with a population of just 330,000, took on soccer royalty Monday and handed England a big loss in the Euro 2016 tournament. It would seem this marks Britain's second exit from European affairs in under a week.

Environment

Turning ice into fire: How climate change could mean more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Iceland is — geologically speaking — a crazy place. The local language, for instance, includes a specific word to describe the phenomenon for a volcano detonating beneath a glacier and triggering a flash flood. And now climate change may be setting a new geological domino effect in motion, by melting some of those glaciers and increasing the chances of an eruption.

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Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Iceland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Icelandic blogger Alda Sigmundsdóttir in Reykjavík about reports that last year's financial collapse there has given rise to a baby boom.

Environment

Storing CO2 underground

There are two ways to reduce carbon dioxide. Emit less or remove it from the atmosphere by sequestering it below the earth's surface. As Ashley Ahearn reports, some of the most promising research in this field is happening in Iceland. On PRI's The World.

Business, Economics and Jobs

No more Big Macs

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for an island nation where all three McDonald's restaurants will close at the end of the month. And besides being destined to be Big Mac free by Sunday, it's also famous for its glaciers and fjords, and, well, ice.

Global Politics

Iceland's debt clouds country's future

Iceland's population is only about 317,000 people. Many are worried that the country's debt crisis will force the best and brightest to leave Iceland. Unemployment has risen from one to ten percent just in the last year. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Conflict & Justice

Iceland bans striptease shows

Iceland is struggling with a severe economic crisis. Even so, lawmakers in the country's Althingi parliament house had another pressing matter to deal with: striptease! Marco Werman talks with Gundun Jonsdattor of organization Stigmot.

Arts, Culture & Media

Icelandic Chants

Iceland is still trying to pick itself back up after its banking system collapsed two years ago. Perhaps that's one reason why ancient Icelandic chanting is gaining in popularity. Gerry Hadden listens in.