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The flight shows that the aircraft can operate in the highest Arctic, company Sukhoi says. By. Atle Staalesen. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More. March 26, 2018. As the sun was making it back to the Arctic archipelago after months of winter dark, ...
A small drainage ditch in front of the entrance diverts rainwater streaming down the cold rock of the mountain. Twenty years ago, this trench might have been sufficient. Svalbard was thought to be the perfect place to preserve and store seeds because it is a polar desert—cold and dry, with little snow and not ...

Norway's justice minister Sylvi Listhaug has cancelled a visit to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard after several parties moved to support a motion of no confidence against her. The minister's job looks to be under threat in the wake of a controversial social media post in which she accused the opposition ...
Now the Norwegian government is spending more money to protect the Svalbard bank, located on Spitsbergen, about 800 miles from the North Pole, upgrading its security to ensure that it is entirely waterproof and ready for whatever is thrown at it. The crypt – so often referred to as a “doomsday vault” – is ...
80 degrees north in the icy Arctic world lies sprawled its most luminous pearl called Svalbard. Being in the northernmost part of Norway, it is an immense archipelago in the Arctic Circle, not far away from the North Pole. And it is one of the few places on the earth where man is even today subordinate to the ...
Up in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, ice and glaciers cover around 60 percent of the area and have long defined its geographical formation and ecological integrity. One major glacial process that has transformed the Svalbard landscape is glacier surging, a short-lived event of extremely rapid ...

'Tis the time of year to get seeds for the coming growing season. On Monday, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle got a delivery of more than 76,000 seed batches from gene banks in 22 countries. But these are not for geminating -- not yet, anyway. Sometimes referred to as the doomsday ...
Mixing the bombast of hardcore, the experimentation of post-metal and the all-out aggression of black metal, Svalbard are a unique entity in the UK metal scene. We caught up with vocalist Serena Cherry to discuss the best black metal albums of all time, so fetch you corpsepaint and settle in for an ...
Svalbard's Serena Cherry slams companies who enforce unpaid internships. Features / 9 days ago / by Serena Cherry. Svalbard. 0 shares. More. Email · Google+ ...
For travelers who are attracted to the ends of the earth, the Norwegian islands of Svalbard have a certain allure. The area is home to the northernmost towns in the world and more polar bears than people, while still playing host to a growing number of design hotels and delectable restaurants. Located in ...
Google Maps search results for Svalbard make for an intriguing sight. This small Norwegian archipelago has the Greenland Sea on one side and the Arctic Ocean on the other. There are scattered patches of green—the mountains and fjords—that are easily overshadowed by the white, which represents the ...
Located just 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from the North Pole, Longyearbyen is a small mining town that is the administrative center of Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, in a land where the sun doesn't rise for months and the colorful Northern Lights dance across the sky, ...
Now the Norwegian government is spending more money to protect the Svalbard bank, located on Spitsbergen, about 800 miles from the North Pole, upgrading its security to ensure that it is entirely waterproof and ready for whatever is thrown at it. The crypt – so often referred to as a “doomsday vault” – is ...
This ship's stability makes for a comfortable voyage, especially in rough seas, and its high classification allowed us to approach the edge of the pack ice in safety and comfort. The ship had carried us north from the town of Longyearbyen and along the west coast of Spitsbergen island, part of the Svalbard ...
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault “offers a safe place for the depositing duplicates of seed samples that are conserved in gene banks all over the world,” said Asdal. “So, if any gene bank loses their seeds, they can get the copies back from Svalbard and start re-establishing a lost seed collection.” ...
Extreme weather bearing down on Svalbard this week forced the evacuations Tuesday of around 180 residents on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen. Strong winds and even rain were threatening to set off more avalanches on the steep slope behind their homes. The evacuation order came on the second ...
The magical Svalbard Islands are located between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Home to soaring ice cliffs, shimmering glaciers, coastal fjords, and thousands of polar bears, this archipelago is one of the world's most northerly inhabited regions. Almost 3000 people live across the islands (whose ...

... despite the government order. The switchover was completed when many of Norway's most remote regions had their digital signals switched on, allowing the government to order that the traditional signal must be switched off. Even the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic has now been moved over to DAB.
However, climate change around the remote Svalbard archipelago has spurred reconstruction of a vault earlier proclaimed as the world's sixth best invention by the magazine Time. The rebuilding process is taking place only nine years after it was opened by the then-President of the European Commission ...
Nordaustlandet, SvalbardThe boat shot up the deep blue face of the wave, broke through its lip, hung silently in space for a moment, and then slammed back into the sea. The shock reverberated through the aluminum hull, amplifying the vibrating hum of the mast straining in a force eight gale. As the vessel ...
The Russian helicopter that crashed on October 26 with eight people aboard off the Arctic Svalbard archipelago has been raised from the ...
The Arctic territory of Svalbard has long been administered by Norway, with coal mining as it major source of income. Now Norway's ...
In Svalbard — An Arcticficial Life, Julia de Cooker photographs the life and landscapes of one of the northernmost human settlements.
Norway, on the other hand, does not allow fishermen from the EU to catch snow crabs in the fishing zone outside Svalbard without a quota ...
The waters around Svalbard can be rich in more than crabs, which can explain why Norway is so keen to maintain rights to them. PHOTO: ...
The body was lying on the ocean floor around 130 metres (430 feet) from the helicopter wreck," Terje Carlsen, a spokesman for the Svalbard ...
The Russian-made Mil Mi-8 helicopter that crashed on October 26 with eight people aboard off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago is ...
A Russian helicopter with eight people on board has crashed into the sea off Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, officials have said.
OSLO - The Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Svalbard on Thursday has still not been located more than 90 minutes after it ...
Norway has sovereignty over Svalbard but Russia has a small coal-mining community in Barentsburg. The crash happened a few kilometres ...
The setting was Barents Cooperation and cross-border interaction, but it was Arctic militarization and Norwegian policy at Svalbard which ...
Svalbard, pictured here on Norway's Constitution Day on the 17th of May, is now in the midst of economic transition from coal mining to tourism ...
«This is the end of a more than 100 years long era of coal mining in Svalbard», says writer and Svalbard analyst Per Arne Totland. He believes ...
In addition to Svalbard, the report lists the Kuril islands and the Azov- and Black Sea region around Crimea as potential war areas for the navy.
Last year, Finnair hoped to be the first airliner offer scheduled international flights to Longyearbyen on Norway's Svalbard archipelago.
“Fleetrange and KNL has always been a big help on our entire stay in Svalbard, especially on those areas that we don't get any signal at all ...
Last year, Finnair hoped to be the first airliner offer scheduled international flights to Longyearbyen on Norway's Svalbard archipelago.
«The Svalbard voyage is important for many reasons, first of all for us to get acquainted with the waters and the area. Svalbard is a part of ...
After arriving in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's administrative centre, and speaking to scientists, a priest and local residents, the film makers learned ...
'We believe the good figures for Northern Norway and Svalbard can be attributed to several factors, including the fear of terrorism in Europe ...
Whilst travelling on snowmobiles on a tour round the archipelago of Svalbard, the group spotted the polar bear about 3,000 feet away.
Svalbard is the enchanting destination of the Norwegian Arctic Archipelago, located a mere 650 miles from the North Pole. With islands ...
Expedition vessels sailing in Svalbard can coordinate their itineraries with other operators to reduce the pressure on popular sites, according to ...
FREDERICTON -- For Canadians who had to watch television to get the best view of Monday's total solar eclipse, just wait until the next one in ...
Canadians across the country will be donning special glasses and looking to the sky to take in a partial solar eclipse today. Unlike the U.S. ...
He set out on his splitboard on a glacier in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, and positioned himself in the right place to ...
The Icelandic rower Fiann Paul, and another eight of the world's fastest rowers, are currently rowing from Svalbard to Iceland on a 2000km ...
The American space research agency joins efforts with the Norwegian Mapping Authority in developing a new earth observation station in the ...
With little sea ice even north and east of Nordaustlandet, the second largest island on the Svalbard archipelago, passenger vessels are ...
Benjamin Vidmar is the founder of Polar Permaculture and he's trying to grow vegetables in physically and climatically challenging Svalbard.


 

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