New Map Of Iceland Shows Environmental Impact - The Reykjavik Grapevine

New Map Of Iceland Shows Environmental Impact

Published June 6, 2011

An online interactive map details areas of Iceland that are slated for energy development, or are being considered for such.
The map in question provides a national picture of areas of natural beauty that are either undisturbed (Óraskað), targetted for possible development (Í sigtinu), are currently undergoing development (Rannsóknir/Framkv.), or have already been developed (Framkv. Lokið).
Although the map is in Icelandic, clicking on many of the marked areas will show you stunning photo galleries from the areas in question, so that viewers can see for their own eyes those places which are often talked about in the news as being slated for development.
The creators of the map hail from Framtíðarlandið, a group of environmentalists concerned about the devlopment of natural areas. As they explain the purpose for the project, in their own words, “Some of these areas are already gone, others well on their way, and still others in danger due to plans for energy production or heavy industry.”

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