Stores in Iceland can no longer give plastic bags free of charge to their customers as part of the government's efforts to combat climate change.
Iceland has been commemorating the loss of Okjokull with the prime minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. A ceremony at the site highlighted the urgency of climate protection.
As we grapple with climate change, travel journalist Paul Sullivan considers the cognitive and moral dissonance involved in selling destinations at a time when the planet needs us to be traveling less.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Iceland for talks with leaders of Nordic countries. Climate policy is expected to dominate the agenda, and Merkel has called for 'humility' in our treatment of the environment.
Electronic music duo Matmos made their latest album using sounds made from plastic waste, like trash bags and even a police riot shield. Plastic Anniversary draws our attention to the terror and beauty of the material.
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