Water You Doing, Puffin Your Chest Out Like That

HON195 Student Post: Aedin McDaniel, General Biology Major; Honors Minor

Career Goal: Veterinarian


Water You Doing, Puffin Your Chest Out Like That

Oh, the adventures we have had in Iceland! Today was especially interesting—but only really after 12 o’clock. Continue reading “Water You Doing, Puffin Your Chest Out Like That”

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Must-See Iceland: The Golden Circle

HON195 Student Post By: Hailey Janelle, Environmental Science Major; Ecology/Nature Tourism, and Honors Minor

Career Aspirations: Environmental/Adventure Educator or Park Ranger



Must-See Iceland: The Golden Circle
(updated: 6/23/17)

When planning a trip to Iceland, there are a few must-see things. The Golden Circle is one of them. Starting at þingvellir national park and continuing past waterfalls and geysers, the Golden Circle, an incredible natural phenomenon, is rich in history. Continue reading “Must-See Iceland: The Golden Circle”

This World Can: Petition for the Highlands

“Over billions of years, the landscape has evolved to create some of Iceland’s greatest natural treasures. Volcanoes, glaciers, powerful rivers, spectacular waterfalls, colorful hot springs, vast lava fields and expanses of black sand, along with pockets of vibrant, but vulnerable, vegetation are all uniquely adapted to the local conditions.

As it’s never been settled by humans, it’s eco-system is unlike anything else on the planet.

Now, this wilderness and eco-system is under threat from industry. Energy companies are lining up to build dams, hydro-electric power stations and to erect high-voltage pylons in this stunning area.

Watch this video and consider sharing or signing the petition to show your support to keep big business out of the highlands.

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Cover Photo: Erin Kane (erin.dowling@maine.edu)