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A new politics of climate change could save the world
New Scientist

A new politics of climate change could save the world

Svalbard's seed bank: the world is guarding diversity in gene stores Fredrik Naumann/Panos Pictures By Fred Pearce EVER wondered how climate change might save the world? Probably not. But the renowned German sociologist Ulrich Beck, who died ... New Scientist, 2 days ago
National Geographic

Uncharted Arctic waters: A new opportunity for exploitation, or conservation?

Co-authored by Erica Cirino When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue sea opened up. As climate change continues to drive ice melt here on the ...
 National Geographic2 weeks ago
Huffington Post

Norwegian Town Rebuilds After Major Mine Closure And Deadly Avalanche

Low coal prices have forced the Store Norske Spitsbergen Coal Company to shutter its largest mine on Svalbard. For Longyearbyen, the collapse of coal presents daunting challenges. But Arild Olsen, the town's mayor and a former miner, sees ...
 Huffington Post4 weeks ago

Why the New Sea Level Alarm Can't Be Ignored

Meltwater gushes from an ice cap on the island of Nordaustlandet, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Creative PUBLISHED April 1, 2016 There are days when even a born optimist starts to ...
 National Geographic4 weeks ago
Good News From Finland

Finnish technology used in surveying Arctic seas

Technology The survey areas are located in challenging conditions in the Barents Sea near Svalbard. iStock/sodar99 Meritaito, a Finnish company specialising in sustainable use of water areas, has won the contract for a ...
 Good News From Finland1 month ago
Huffington Post

A Coal Miner In Norway Dreams Of Life Above Ground

Coal mining is a big part of the Svalbard story, but that doesn't always make it the focal point, not even for the miners themselves. This is the second installment of Meet the North, a series that ventures into the lives of some of the 4 million ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago
National Snow and Ice Data Center

Mitigating Arctic warming

REUTERS Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard, Norway. In these days of global warming and climate change leading to melting icebergs and glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, here comes some cheer in the form of a ...
 The Hindu1 month ago March ends a most interesting winter  National Snow and Ice Data Center3 weeks ago Sea Ice in Arctic Dwindles to Another Record Low  InsideClimate News1 month ago Why the Arctic did not have record-low sea ice this winter  Examiner.com1 month ago
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NDTV

To Study Climate Change, India To Monitor A Major Fjord In Arctic Region

To study climate change, India is conducting a programme to monitor one of the major fjords on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region, the government today said. In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, YS Chowdary, Minister of ...
 NDTV3 days ago PTI - LSQ-ARCTIC - To study climate change, India to monitor a major fjord in Arctic region  Namibia Press Agency4 days ago
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Irish Mirror

Inside the planet's doomsday vault

BURIED deep inside a mountain on the Arctic island of Svalbard is a doomsday vault, which holds the key to human survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Located 1300km from the North Pole, hidden behind thick concrete walls and buried 130 metres ...
 Brisbane Courier-Mail1 month ago Buried deep in the 'Doomsday Vault' are the seeds which could save humanity  Irish Mirror1 month ago Doomsday Vault holds key to surviving post-apocalyptic world  Weather Network1 month ago Seeds of the world kept in Norway in case of global catastrophe  Asiaone1 month ago
Tech Insider

A total solar eclipse is happening today —here's what to look for

REUTERS/Jon Olav A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard March 20, 2015. Today the worldis in for a dazzling treat. Shortly after 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 8 , the moon will start to swoop directly between our planet and the ...
 Tech Insider1 month ago Missing the Eclipse  New Yorker1 month ago
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