Tagged: Climate Change

Vårfluesjøen, Svalbard

Precipitation threatens Svalbard

The archipelago’s wet winters may presage a future of flooding Torgeir O. Røthe & Jostein Bakke Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Trans. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In recent winters Svalbard has been wetter...

A reindeer in Tromsø

Combining anthropology and ecology

Profiles of Norwegian science Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway People, communities, and governments continually navigate the political minefield of managing land use and natural resources. As today’s population shifts into cities, the knowledge and traditions...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Seed Vault renovations begin

After a water-intrusion scare earlier this year, the international seed repository is beefing up its entryway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Renovation work has begun on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault access tunnel to...

Seeds on Ice

More than a coffee table book: Seeds on Ice

Book review Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. At first glance one would take Seeds on Ice to be a coffee-table book, given its format and gorgeous, glossy color photos. But while skimming through the...

Polar Bear at Norwegian Arctic Evening

Ambassador Aas hosts an Arctic evening

Great food, icy melting cocktails, and a polar bear make for a memorable event Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. “Not your ordinary reception,” the invitation read. “Arctic Drinks/Arctic Seafood/Arctic Music.” The atmosphere at Arctic...

Dams fail future climate target

173 dams in the highest consequence class are potentially vulnerable to floods Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Thirty-nine percent of Norway’s dams in the highest consequence class are potentially vulnerable to floods, a Norwegian Water...