Tagged: Longyearbyen

Ban sees first-hand view of climate change’s impact

2 September 2009 – Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Construction of the year 2008

  The Norwegian construction company Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner, that built Svalbard Global Seed Vault, recently received the prize for best Construction 2008 during “Byggedagene” in Oslo, Norway. Svalbard Global Seed Vault lies about...

Svalbard to remain mining society

Coal mining is to remain a core industry at Svalbard, the Norwegian government writes in its new report on the archipelago. The government in its Svalbard report confirms that the coal mining will have...

Strong earthquake in Svalbard

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale was registered early morning 21st February at 3:46 a.m. (local time) in Storfjorden, about 140 km south-east of Longyearbyen. This is the strongest quake in Norwegian...