Tagged: Svalbard

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...

Record hot Svalbard

July 2016 was the warmest month ever recorded in Norway’s Arctic archipelago M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway July this year was the warmest month ever on Svalbard in the 105 years that meteorological records...

Hunting for Martians on Svalbard

The search for life on Mars begins in a remote part of Norway Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. What do Norway and Mars have in common? Surprisingly, quite a lot! Two scientists from the...

Arctic exhibition park possible

Svalbard could get its own “Jurassic Park,” showcasing fossils from the archipelago Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Behind the initiative to create a domed park to exhibit fossils is the Svalbard Museum, located in Longyearbyen....

Man attacked by Svalbard polar bear

The 37-year-old is undergoing treatment for light injuries Sarah Bostock & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Jakub Moravec from the Czech Republic told ITV News that he was “very lucky” to survive. He escaped with...