Mar 14, 2008

How Green is Iceland?

The current issue of National Geographic, March 2008, features an interesting, well-balanced look at an issue currently generating huge controversy in Iceland: the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Project. This project involved damming glacial rivers and flooding over 22 square miles of pristine wildnerness in the Iceland interior highlands, in order to power a huge new aluminum smelter on the eastern fjord of Reyðarfjörður. Take a look to get an overview of some of the issues, and see some compelling photographs.

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