Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

If you read Andrew Ward’s news story and are interested in the full Q & A with Björk on her opposition to a controversial foreign investment in Iceland’s geothermal power industry, here it is:

A press conference about geothermal power would not usually create much excitement even in Iceland, a country with a disproportionate interest in the issue.

Yet, locals have been clamouring for access to an invitation-only event in Reykjavik on Monday when activists will launch a national petition to block a proposed foreign takeover of one of Iceland’s biggest geothermal power companies.

Why the buzz? Among those on the podium will be Björk, the quirky queen of Icelandic pop, who plans to perform three of her songs to mark the occasion. Read more

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- The letter from Admiral Allen

- BP pressed to assess ‘Seep’

- Beyond a Gulf cleanup Read more

- Engineers detect seepage near BP oil well - Reuters

- Early look at ecological toll Is alarming, scientists say - WSJ

- Chloride raises prospect of more deals - FT

- After oil spills, hidden damage can last for years - NY Times

- Judges draw up battlefield for BP damages – FT Read more