The T-shirt sums it up: Don't F**k with Iceland " We may not have cash but we've got ash!
Cash refers to the fallout from an explosion: The effects of the global financial crisis on Iceland. Traditionally based on geothermal energy, fishing and agriculture, Iceland tried to reinvent its economy through financial services; one observer described it as "Wall Street on the tundra". The results were disastrous, with the economy collapsing in 2008.
But we are not here to study that phenomenon. Our interest is Iceland's geology and biodiversity, not its finances. But Iceland didn't seem to want us. Several planned visits were disrupted by volcanic activity.
The most famous recent eruption"the cloud of volcanic ash disrupted global air travel for weeks"was that of Eyjafjallajkull in March and April 2010. A T-shirt provides assistance: Eyjafjallajkull is so easy to pronounce 'Ay-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kuutl-uh'....more
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Beijing: Continuing its tirade against the successful launch of Agni-V, Chinese state media accused India of buckling under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) pressure to cut down the missile's range from 9,000 kilometres to 5,000 kilometres. The state-run Global Times which derided the missile even before it was launched saying that Chinese nuclear power is "stronger and more reliable and India had no chance" to catch up, said on...
02:15 PM, Apr 23, 2012
United Nations: The wreckage of the Titanic, which has remained at the bottom of the North Atlantic for 100 years, will now come under the protection of the United Nations' cultural body that seeks to safeguard wrecks, decorated caves and other cultural relics underwater. Till now, remains of the Titanic were not eligible for protection under UNESCO's Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, which applies only to wreckage...
01:24 AM, Apr 06, 2012
Tripoli, Libya: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, increasingly cornered under a stunning upturn in NATO airstrikes, lashed back with renewed shelling of the western city of Misrata on Wednesday, killing 10 rebel fighters. The international alliance said it remained determined to keep pounding Gadhafi forces from the air, but would play no military role in the transition to democratic rule in oil-rich North African country once the erratic leader's 42-year rule...
03:38 AM, Jun 09, 2011