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Bigger Cruise Ships Visit Arctic, Raising Concerns
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Bigger Cruise Ships Visit Arctic, Raising Concerns

SVALBARD, NORWAY — A surge in Arctic tourism is bringing ever bigger cruise ships to the formerly isolated, ice-bound region, prompting calls for a clampdown to prevent Titanic-style accidents and the pollution of fragile ecosystems. Arctic ... VOA News, 1 week ago
Tourist swarm puts the heat on Arctic, 1 week ago

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The man behind the 'doomsday' vault that stores every known crop on the planet explains how it came to be

Buried in the side of a mountain in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the Global Seed Vault stores virtually every kind of seed. Cary Fowler, the man considered the father of the seed vault and a former ...
 Business Insider Australia1 week ago The man behind the doomsday vault that stores every known crop on the planet explains how it came to be  Yahoo! Singapore1 week ago

Singapore rice seeds set for 'doomsday vault'

OSLO - Singapore will soon make its first deposit into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault , the world's largest secure seed storage facility. The seeds of a Singapore-developed rice variety - called Temasek rice - will be deposited next Tuesday into ...
 Asiaone1 week ago Take a 360-Degree Tour of 'Doomsday' Seed Vault  Seeker1 month ago (LOOK) A seed vault in the middle of the North Pole  Manila Bulletin4 weeks ago

RSPB reserve extension for Svalbard Barnacle geese

Over 40,000 migrating geese are due to start arriving in our region, to spend the winter around the Solway Firth. One of their favourite spots is the RSPB's Mersehead Reserve near Southerness, which is an internationally renowned site. The ...
 ITV.com2 weeks ago RSPB unveil plan to extend reserve for barnacle geese  Brief weeks ago
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13 stunning photos of the abandoned structures in the High Arctic

High above Norway, in the cold depths of the Arctic Ocean, lies the Svalbard archipelago. Located some 650 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of long, dark winters and breathtaking landscapes populated byArctic foxes, reindeer and polar ...
 Business Insider UK2 weeks ago
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Polar Emergency: Arctic Expert Warns Sea Ice Could 'Reach Zero' in Two Years

There is no evidence to indicate that the steady downward trajectory of melting will not continue. Polar bear Svalbard islands Norway Female and young male Photo Credit: La Nau de Fotografia/Shutterstock Arctic sea ice is in big trouble.
 AlterNet.org3 weeks ago More Arctic Tourists Mean More Conflicts With Polar Bears  Skift3 weeks ago Polar bears AT RISK of being SHOT in their Arctic home after tourist boom in Svalbard  Scottish Daily Express3 weeks ago Passing Research Ship Saves Weather Station Staff From Polar Bear 'Siege'  Oregon Public Broadcasting1 month ago

Abandoned Soviet mining outpost reborn as retro tourist attraction

Sovietworld An abandoned Soviet mining town on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is enjoying new life as a "Soviet-style" retro tourist attraction. Reviving the past Sasha Romanovskiy looks as welcoming as a hotel manager can with a ...
 ABC Online3 weeks ago
New Indian Express

Aishwarya Sridhar - youngest to win Best Nature and Wildlife Award

Ladakh for the snow leopard, Pantanal for the jaguar, Svalbard for the polar bear, Nilgiris for the amazing flycatchers…her photo bucket list goes on and on. With time and passion, this 19-year-old photographer is determined to capture life at the ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

China tops list of tourists visiting Arctic archipelagoes in 2016

Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard, Norway in this June 1, 2012 file photo. [Photo/Agencies] ST. PETERSBURG -- China ranked first in the number of tourists that visited Frantz Josef Land Archipelago and Novaya Zemlya ...
 CHINAdaily USA1 month ago

After unusual Arctic storms, sea ice coverage in region is plummeting

2 Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? The sailboat Northabout pictured in Svalbard, Norway, in 2016.Image: polar ocean challenge By Andrew Freedman2016-09-01 16:05:51 UTC Right now, a few hundred miles northwest of the tiny community of ...
 Mashable1 month ago
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