Tagged: Barentsburg

Slight fall in Svalbard population

Svalbard has a high level of in- and out-migration, markedly influencing the size of the population. On Jan. 1 2010, 2,481 were registered at Svalbard, 84 fewer than one year earlier. A total of...

Greenpeace blocks Arctic coal mine

On Oct. 2, the environmental activist group Greenpeace blocked the coal mine Sveagruva on Svalbard, protesting plans for more coal production in one of the world’s northernmost regions, reports Reuters. More than a dozen protesters...

Christian Houge’s Arctic Technology in San Francisco

The presence of technological installations on the isolated and sublime island of Svalbard is the focus of the Norwegian photographer Christian Houge‘s images in his exhibition “Arctic Technology”. It will be featured at Hosfelt...