Sigrún María Kristinsdóttir is a reporter and a Ph.D. student in Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Iceland. She has worked as a professional journalist for nearly two decades, both in Iceland and in Canada’s north.

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The winter night at latitude 65 degrees North is long, cold, and very dark. But the inhabitants of a small island of black volcanic rocks and white glaciers rarely pay much attention to discomfort—they sit warm and cozy in geothermally heated, brightly lit houses. The occasional earthquake or volcanic outburst rocks the island, but the […]

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