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Pyramiden, The North Pole's Mysterious Ghost Town
Worldcrunch

Pyramiden, The North Pole's Mysterious Ghost Town

PYRAMIDEN — The Langoysund , an old fishing boat that takes people to Norway's Svalbard fjords stops its motors on the narrow packed ice. On the right side, imposing, magnificent, and streaked with blue veins, is Nordenskiöldbreen — one of the ... Worldcrunch, 1 day ago
University of Manchester

Svalbard reindeer numbers on the rise

Arctic reindeer numbers have been on the rise for 35 years In an unexpected twist, climate change is having a positive effect on the Norwegian reindeers of Svalbard. Populations in the Arctic Archipelago are thriving because of rising ...
 Laboratory News3 days ago Warming a Boost to Reindeer  National Geographic1 week ago Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate change  University of Manchester1 week ago Norwegian reindeer are enjoying the balmy weather, breeding like bunnies  Grist Magazine2 days ago
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BBC

Svalbard's polar bear risk 'serious'

The inquest into the death of 17-year-old Horatio Chapple has highlighted the extreme dangers posed by polar bears in the Arctic. But what safety measures can be taken to protect against the creatures? Everywhere you go on Svalbard the image of ...
 BBC1 week ago Inquest into boy killed by polar bear  ITV.com2 weeks ago 'I saw polar bear dragging someone by his head'  ITV.com2 weeks ago Inquest hears of polar bear attack  Sky News Australia2 weeks ago

A lesson in surviving the Arctic

There's a good chance of seeing polar bears on a Svalbard cruise from Longyearbyen. Source: ThinkStock REARING up with its claws outstretched, the polar bear is poised. His white fur is soaked ruby red with fresh blood and he looks ...
 Brisbane Courier-Mail1 month ago
Mashable

Endangered Animal-Themed Condoms: Do It for a Good Cause

A polar bear scans the surrounding area for seals from the top of a large piece of glacial ice in Liefdefjorden, Svalbard. Image: Rebecca Jackrel/Barcroft Media/ By Katie Nelson 2014-07-11 12:17:40 UTC In honor of World Population Day on Friday, ...
 Mashable2 weeks ago

Glacier Collapse Caught on Camera

Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway and borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. The island is also home to many glaciers, which grow and diminish as the seasons change. This diminishing ...
 Yahoo! UK and Ireland2 weeks ago Chinese investor in bid for large tract of Norwegian Arctic islands for holiday village  Canadian Business Magazine2 months ago Chinese investor eyes Norway's Arctic islands  Miami Herald2 months ago
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International Business Times UK

Teen on Norweigan Holiday Tragically Mauled to Death by Polar Bear

Svalbard, Norway This remote archipelago lies almost exactly halfway between this Northern European nation and the North Pole. It is here that 17-year-old Horatio Chapple paid £4000 for an adventure trip in the nature back in 2011. Sadly, he did ...
 ECanadaNow2 weeks ago Horatio Chapple: Polar Bear Killed Eton Teenager 'Following Trip Wire and Rifle Failures'  International Business Times UK2 weeks ago UK trip leader I tried to gouge polar bears eyes  Big News Network2 weeks ago Polar Bear Killing: Trip Leader 'Wrestled' Animal  Independent Radio News2 weeks ago
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Prague Post

Czech first research polar station opens in Svalbard

JUCB built it from a purchased house in Longyearbyen that is the administrative centre of the northernmost Norwegian archipelago. Until now, the JUCB scientists have only worked in a leased terrain station. The new building and equipment cost 30 ...
 Ceskenoviny1 month ago Scientists to open first Czech research station in Svalbard  Prague Post1 month ago

Telenor says telecoms link to Svalbard is restored

Add comment We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment ...
 Telecompaper1 month ago 'Telenor says telecoms link to Svalbard is restored'  Individual.com1 month ago
The Local Norway

Norway Scuppers Chinese Tycoon's Arctic Ambitions

Norway says it will buy a vast tranche of private land on its Arctic island of Svalbard a week after a Chinese property tycoon said he wanted the land to build a resort for wealthy travelers. Trade Minister Monica Maeland said Thursday the ...
 ABC News2 months ago Norway stops Chinese tycoon's bid on Svalbard  Barents Observer2 months ago Norway sinks Chinese tycoon's ambitions on Arctic island of Svalbard, says land not available  Canadian Business Magazine2 months ago Norway scuppers China tycoon's Arctic plan  The Local Norway2 months ago
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