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Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

Have you ever seen oil patches in the muskegs around Juneau? In Iceland, these patches are called "jarnbrak" ("iron slick"). This common sight in this region is a sure sign of anaerobic bacteria...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/remembering-vikings-iron-slicks-musk
Outdoors
My Turn: Alaska, Iceland teaming up on geothermal is a win-win

...and diplomatic briefings in Reykjavik, Iceland, confirmed for me that citizens of this...and bust. My long-term interest in Iceland has focused on that nation's expertise...CSG colleagues, our experience to help Iceland deal with a major fiscal crisis. A year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112108/opi_358417467.shtml
Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

...warned of a new battleground for resources emerging in the 21st century.Still, ministers from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. stressed the positives as they met in the northern Canadian town of Iqaluit beside...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/despite-tensions-us-russia-vow-cooperat
State
Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest, Hungary; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt, Germany or Reykjavik, Iceland.Prices are coming down because airlines are now saving billions of dollars thanks to lower fuel prices and because more seats...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/fliers-get-bit-relief-summer-airfares
Not For Web
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...that still allow hunting of humpback whales, and that is for aboriginal subsistence only. Three nations, Japan, Norway and Iceland, still allow the animals to be killed for scientific research.Humans hunted the whales in much higher numbers before their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
State
Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

...aboriginal subsistence only, according to the International Whaling Commission's website. Three nations, Japan, Norway and Iceland, still allow the animals to be killed for scientific research.Humans hunted the whales in much higher numbers before their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-whales-recovery-success-story
State
Iceland president says whale hunt only for research

ANCHORAGE - The president of Iceland said Monday it would be wrong to ascribe...whale hunt in more than a decade. Iceland launched three ships on Sunday to...resumption of commercial whaling by Iceland. Asked if that were the case, President...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081903/sta_whalehunt.shtml
News
Iceland service from ANC begins Wed.

...Sundays and flights to Reykavjik on Mondays and Thursdays.The Iceland-based airline's website lists flight time from Anchorage...passengers convenient and economical flights from Alaska to Iceland and a refreshing new option when flying from Alaska to Europe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-14/iceland-service-anc-begins-wed
State
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...entire fish - not just the edible portion.Iceland in particular has led the way for fish...after Thor Sigfusson, director of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, spoke at Juneau's 2014...the city organized a trade mission to Iceland last October.The Southeast Ocean Cluster...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/crab-shell-socks-coming-soon-retailer-n
Local
Murkowski attending Arctic conference

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is attending a conference in Iceland focused on the Arctic.Murkowski's office says the Alaska Republican and U.S. Arctic representative Admiral Robert Papp will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/murkowski-attending-arctic-conference
State

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