GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
A banana plantation 177 miles south of the Arctic Circle? Yes. Iceland takes advantage of its geothermal position on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to grow bananas (in a greenhouse heated by volcanic hot springs). Geothermal sources provide 66% of Iceland's energy, including direct heating and 25% of its electricity generation. www.atlasobscura.com/articles/bananas-in-iceland
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