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  1. Face to face in the Arctic with a terrifying new sublimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | New Scientist

    IT IS forbidden by law to die of natural causes in Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost town - because the rock-hard permafrost makes it impossible to bury you. Nor can you be born here, due to the peculiar legal status of the Svalbard archipelago, a thousand kilometres north of Norway.

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  2. DIARY: Over the EdgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Artforum Intl.

    ... of firsthand experience of the end of the world to saving our "brave new world." Our first stop was the Kunsthall Svalbard for Olav Christopher Jenssen 's exhibition "Expedition," featuring specimens of fauna the artist discovered in the adjacent ...

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  3. New Trade Union for Visual Artists is Officially Recognized in EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Artforum Intl.

    ... world's northernmost inhabited areas - which is located on an archipelago of four islands in the Artic Ocean called Svalbard, Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper reports. The Art in Svalbard Foundation will be funded by the ministry of culture in ...

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  4. New Trade Union for Visual Artists is Officially Recognized in EnglandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Artforum Intl.

    ... world's northernmost inhabited areas - which is located on an archipelago of four islands in the Artic Ocean called Svalbard, Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper reports. The Art in Svalbard Foundation will be funded by the ministry of culture in ...

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  5. Menil Collection Receives Major Gift of 110 Drawings by 41 ArtistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Artforum Intl.

    ... world's northernmost inhabited areas - which is located on an archipelago of four islands in the Artic Ocean called Svalbard, Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper reports. The Art in Svalbard Foundation will be funded by the ministry of culture in ...

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  6. These Famous Artists Loved the 'World's Ugliest Color,' Long-lost Gauguin FoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | The New York Observer

    ... the handiwork of the famous painter. Norwegian government launches an artist residency on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard. You may know of Norway's small remote islands for its world famous seed vault-which will save us all after the apocalypse, ...

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  7. Norway Launches Art Foundation and Residency in World's Northernmost TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Artforum Intl.

    The Norwegian ministry of culture has announced that it will establish an art foundation and artist residency in Longyearbyen - one of the world's northernmost inhabited areas - which is located on an archipelago of four islands in the Artic Ocean called Svalbard, Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper reports. The Art in Svalbard Foundation will be funded by the ministry of culture in partnership with Tromso's Northern Norway Art Museum, the Office of Contemporary Art Norway, and the Queen Sonja Print Award.

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  8. Ten Degrees Above AverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | MetaFilter

    ... 2002 . Conditions have also been exceptionally mild on the other side of the Arctic. The town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway--the northermost civilian community on the planet--has had only one below-average day in 2016 thus far ( see Figure 4 ...

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  9. Warming world, melting Arctic: business as usualRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    ... across Canada and Russia, causing disruption to road transport as ice routes have melted. The weather station at Svalbard Airport, 4km from Longyearbyen, has reported above-average temperatures for every month for more than one year. Not just ...

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  10. Launching a Swarm with Rockets to Find Cause of GPS ChaosRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | Wireless Design & Development

    ... ionized. Electron density will then increase in this area," Dag Lorentzen, professor at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) explains. The solar storms give rise to two types of northern lights. One is the daytime aurora, which is generated more ...

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  11. On top of the world: Science teacher gears up for 'once in a lifetime' experience in the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Whidbey News-Times

    At the top of Jonathan Frostad's bucket list is a remote place near the top of the world where polar bears significantly outnumber human inhabitants part of the year. It's been a dream of Frostad's since he was 12 to one day travel to Svalbard, Norway, a frozen group of islands in the Arctic Ocean that captured his imagination as a child in the pages of National Geographic .

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  12. A trip to The Northernmost Town on EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Kottke.org

    Situated on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Longyearbyen is only 600 miles south of the North Pole and has a population of more than 2000, which makes it the northernmost town in the world.

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  13. Six Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Winter 2015-2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | 4 Hoteliers

    ... points, and offer some alternative activities for when there's a no-show. You can't get much further north than Svalbard. Up between the 74th and 81st parallel, this island belonging to Norway is well into the Arctic circle - and generally the ...

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  14. Six Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Winter 2015-2016.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | 4 Hoteliers

    ... points, and offer some alternative activities for when there's a no-show. You can't get much further north than Svalbard. Up between the 74th and 81st parallel, this island belonging to Norway is well into the Arctic circle - and generally the ...

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  15. Freezing plants to predict the fate of the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | EurekAlert!

    In January 2014, a group of researchers conducted an unusual, some might say paradoxical, experiment in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard: Their goal was to encase small plants growing out on the tundra in a thick layer of ice. While this might seem odd -- nature does a pretty good job of encasing plants in Svalbard with ice and snow--the researchers were trying to use their experiment as a kind of biological crystal ball.

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  16. This is Not a Hoth Base from Star Wars, Just the Svalbard Global Doomsday Seed VaultRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | TechEBlog

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, better known as the Doomsday Seed Vault, is basically a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, 810-miles from the North Pole. Approximately 1.5 million distinct seed samples of agricultural crops are thought to exist.

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  17. Drones capture beauty, memories of Norway's Arctic regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Reuters

    In the world's northernmost settlement with more than 1,000 residents a Brazilian filmmaker and photographer is capturing images of the mountains and frozen landscape and providing memories for tourists ... with drones. Francisco Mattos, who lives and works in Longyearbyen, said drones are the best way to photograph and film the vastness of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

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  18. Drone photography captures dramatic Arctic imagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Reuters

    NATURAL ROUGH CUT STORY: Tourists and visitors in the world's northernmost settlement of Longyearbyen in Norway always want to capture the beauty of the landscape, but sometimes a simple snap or selfie just isn't enough. At the capital of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, the emphasis is on the enormity and beauty of the landscape, which has made it the idea base for cameraman Francisco Mattos, who is offering clients a special digital memory of their trip.

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  19. February temperature spike bombshellRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Green Left Weekly

    ... and western Russia, where sea ice extent was far below average in February. Typically, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard - which includes the northernmost civilian settlements on Earth - is largely surrounded by ice from early winter into ...

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  20. February shatters global temperature recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Al Jazeera

    ... freezing, 30 to 35C above average. Jeff Masters of WeatherUnderground points out that the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has been largely free of ice this winter, despite lying 78 degrees north. This might help explain why the air temperature at ...

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