Tagged: Svalbard

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...

Strange purple powder frightens Svalbard dwellers

Mysterious purple powder scares in Svalbard The waste plant in Longyearbyen is closed, and a mysterious substance has been sent in for analysis The waste plant in Longyearbyen is closed, and a mysterious substance...