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  1. Ancient cops to be deposited in Norway's Arctic seed vault for future generations - " UNRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | United Nations

    View of the main entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, the largest populated area on the territory of Svalbard, in the high Norwegian Arctic. UN Photo/Mark Garten 27 August 2015 – As a significant step towards preserving the world's most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which potato seeds were deposited to the "safety box" in Arctic seed vault.

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  2. Look Up! Americans Will Get Full View Of Total Solar Eclipse In 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | CBS Local

    ... 327-2900 Map Directions Send a comment or suggestion to the CBS Detroit web [] A total solar eclipse can be seen in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, on March 20, 2015. A partial eclipse of varying degrees is visible, depending on weather conditions, ...

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  3. Arctic fox on SvalbardRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Dear Kitty

    Expedition ship the Ortelius departs August 19 from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen .

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  4. Photo tour: Cruising to adventure on the NordstjernenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | USA Today

    Looking for an offbeat way to explore the world's northernmost areas? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 150-passenger Nordstjernen, a beautifully restored Photo tour: Cruising to adventure on the Nordstjernen Looking for an offbeat way to explore the world's northernmost areas? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the 150-passenger Nordstjernen, a beautifully restored Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1NAqGhS The beautifully restored MV Nordstjernen currently operates under charter to Hurtigruten, its former owners, for summer sailings around Svalbard from the port of Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen.

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  5. Braving icy waters of ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Times of Oman

    Ny-Alesund : How do algae react to the warming of the Arctic Ocean? How is it affecting wildlife in the fjords? To find answers, researchers rely heavily on divers who brave the icy waters to gather samples. "Without them, we wouldn't be able to successfully complete our projects," admits Cornelia Buchholz, a marine biologist who is working at Ny-Alesund on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in the heart of the Norwegian Arctic.

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  6. Extreme diving crucial to Arctic researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | New Vision

    Scientific divers work in the icy waters of the Kongsfjorden, near the scientific base of Ny Alesund, on the Spitzberg island of the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago To find answers, researchers rely heavily on divers who brave the icy waters to gather samples. "Without them, we wouldn't be able to successfully complete our projects," admits Cornelia Buchholz, a marine biologist who is working at Ny-Alesund on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in the heart of the Norwegian Arctic.

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  7. Arctic's Soviet-era ghost town seeing revivalRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Art Daily

    A tourist prepares his rifle in the abandoned city of Pyramiden on July 19, 2015 on the Svalbard archipelago counting 3,000 polar bears, where authorities have allowed locals and tourists to carry weapons to protect themselves from potential polar bear attacks. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET.

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  8. Arctic Circle's Soviet-era ghost town Pyramiden is now seeing a revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | The China Post

    A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town. Alexander Romanovskiy, better known as Sasha, is the guardian of the mining town abandoned in 1998 but still owned by a Russian firm, Arktikugol, though it is located on a fjord on Norway's Spitzberg island in the heart of the Svalbard - islands halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole.

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  9. The Arctic's Soviet-era ghost town that is seeing a tourist revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Daily Mail

    Frozen in time: The Arctic's Soviet-era ghost town that is seeing a tourist revival with visitors keen to see the abandoned mine and Lenin bust It is on a fjord on Norway's Spitzberg island in the Svalbard - islands between Norway and the North Pole A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town. Alexander Romanovskiy, better known as Sasha, is the guardian of the mining town abandoned in 1998 but still owned by a Russian firm, Arktikugol, though it is located on a fjord on Norway's Spitzberg island in the heart of the Svalbard - islands halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole.

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  10. Arctic's Soviet-era ghost town seeing revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Bangkok Post

    A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town. Alexander Romanovskiy , the Russian guard at the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Pyramiden, speaks to tourists on July 19, 2015, in Pyramiden, on the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago Alexander Romanovskiy, better known as Sasha, is the guardian of the mining town abandoned in 1998 but still owned by a Russian firm, Arktikugol, though it is located on a fjord on Norway's Spitzberg island in the heart of the Svalbard -- islands halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole.

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  11. Bear with meRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | The Peninsula

    A tourist takes a picture of a stuffed polar bear in the centre of Longyearbyen, a community counting 3,000 polar bears, where authorities of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway have allowed locals and tourists to carry weapons to protect themselves from potential polar bear attacks.

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  12. This app has a Kim Kardashian outfit for every climate in the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Mashable

    ... cities like Paris or New York, but let's see how she fares in some of the Earth's most remote locations. Located in Svalbard in the high Norwegian arctic, Longyearbyen's temperatures are not to be trifled with. Case in point: It's summer and ...

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  13. Svalbard Seed Vault Built In Norway To Preserve The Different Varieties Of Seeds And Plant Species.Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Emailwire.com

    Foley, Alabama -- In the morning of winter in December 16, 2014, Robert Bjerke, a specialist who works for the Norwegian government's property agency detected some technical unusualities on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Bjerke found out that the temperature reading was off and could pose a threat to the preservation of survival seeds and other plant species stored inside the bank.

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  14. Coriant Supplies 100G for UNINETT's Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Converge! Network Digest

    UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, selected Coriant to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-A...lesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago. The network will enable UNINETT to scale optical transmission capacity and meet the low latency connectivity requirements of demanding, high-bandwidth scientific research and education traffic and applications.

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  15. Coriant 100G Off to Arctic ArchipelagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Light Reading

    Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-Alesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  16. Norwaya s UNINETT Selects Coriant 100G Solution for Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | Business Wire

    Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform Brings Reliable, High-Speed Connectivity to the World's Northernmost Scientific Research and Education Community )--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-Alesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  17. Norway's UNINETT Selects Coriant 100G Solution for Arctic Optical NetworkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Sys-Con Media

    Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced it has been selected by UNINETT, a non-profit provider of telecom and data network connections to Norwegian universities and research institutions, to build a new 100G-capable subsea optical transport infrastructure connecting Ny-A...lesund and Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago.

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  18. Norway confirms major divestment from coalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KRNV-TV Reno

    JUNE 21: Colourful houses stand on the side of a hill on the morning of Midsummer on June 21, 2008 in Longyearbyen, Norway. Longyearbyen is the seat of Norwegian local administration in Svalbard, 620 miles south of the North Pole.

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  19. The Brighter Side of RabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The New Yorker

    ... about the next generation of rabies-based tools, a rabies outbreak started thirty-five hundred miles away, in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between the mainland and the North Pole. On September 12th, a woman in the capital city of ...

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  20. UH-led team observes the solar eclipse over the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20, 2015 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland. Their preliminary results are being presented at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit in Indianapolis, IN.

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