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  1. 'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of NorwegiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | National Geographic

    ... the spring or how melt ponds form on top of sea ice." Departing in early January from Spitsbergen, an island in the Svalbard archipelago, a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel broke a path for the Lance north through the growing winter sea ice to the 83rd ...

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  2. DIARY: Ice AgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Artforum Intl.

    Left: Artist Olav Christopher Jenssen and Jan Martin Berg, director of Galleri Svalbard. Right: The Svalbard museum and university complex.

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  3. Larsbreen [Svalbard, Norway]Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | UKClimbing.com

    Crag features Larsbreen is a glacier in to the south of Longyearbyen. Featuring ice caves that offer an amusing day out and potential ice caving.

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  4. Bar/fly: Svalbard, NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The New Zealand Herald

    Locals you'll find on the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Circle include not-so-friendly polar bears. Illustration / Rod Emmerson I've never been good at sport, have no sense of rhythm and can't sing in tune.

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  5. Whispers of Ecological Change in the Arctic Are Trying to Tell Us Something. Are We Listening?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Discover

    ... January. Hansen has been exploring the ecological impacts of changing weather patterns in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. And in January and February 2012, he got a particularly good opportunity. At that time, wet and warm conditions ...

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  6. Norway to issue white paper on Svalbard's futureRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Anchorage Daily News

    With the Svalbard coal company dismissing staff and pleading for crisis money, the Norwegian government has announced that it will issue a new white paper on the Arctic archipelago. The future of the islands is up for debate as crisis envelops the Store Norske coal company.

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  7. Visit the Arctic town of Svalbard and experience real-life FortitudeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Mail on Sunday

    With Arctic Norway providing the spectacular setting for the programme, tourism bosses are expecting a surge in visitors seeking out the icy perfection featured in the show. Fortitude, which stars Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci, premiered on January 29 to great fanfare after being dubbed the 'Broadchurch of the Arctic' The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard takes centre stage in the show, with travel companies jumping on the opportunity to offer fans unique ways to explore the dramatic landscape.

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  8. Avalanche kills 1 man in remote Arctic NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Newsday

    The governor of Svalbard, in a statement, says the body was found 7 kilometers south of the archipelago's main town, Longyearbyen. His identity, age and citizenship were not immediately released.

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  9. Avalanche kills 1 in remote Arctic NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Whittier Daily News

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark >> Norwegian authorities say a man has been found dead following an avalanche on the remote Arctic island of Svalbard. The governor of Svalbard, in a statement, says the body was found 7 kilometers south of the archipelago's main town, Longyearbyen.

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  10. Cast weathers cold in 'Fortitude'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Erie Times News

    ... of the ingredients as they could find. "The only place where the story was going to work was in the archipelago of Svalbard. There's a town there called Longyearbyen, which is the model for Fortitude." Fortunately the town also boasted a university ...

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    Jan 20, 2015 | Daily Star

    ... in parts of Scotland. Yesterday Longyearbyen in Norway, which is 500 miles north of the UK on the Arctic island of Svalbard, only fell to -5C. Leon Brown, from the Weather Channel, said: "There is a battle going on between less cold weather over the ...

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  12. Food and sex in Svalbard's icy waters?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    On the flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main settlement on the island, after a period with a beautiful sunset red strip in the sky, it was dark by half past midday and I realized I had seen my last sunrays for this week. Flying in to Longyearbyen airport, I could see a white mountain, its dark silhouette outlined by the airport lights.

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  13. Capturing carbon at the edge of the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2014 | The Toronto Star

    ... came here in 1906 to mine the fossilized carbon left from prehistoric forests that once covered what is now the Svalbard archipelago. Experts at University Centre in Svalbard , the world's most northern university, think they have the perfect ...

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  14. Fears that 250 people will move from Svalbard, NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    The mayor of Longyearbyen, the largest settlement on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway's Arctic, fears that more than 10 percent of the community's population could be forced to move from Svalbard as the Store Norske coal company cuts one third of its employees. Coal company Store Norske on Svalbard is laying off 100 of its 340 workers.

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  15. Fast-Warming Arctic Proves Deadly to Animals and PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Scientific American

    Migration and feeding is difficult for local reindeer during a critical time of year, as their vegetation food source became encapsulated in ice. Credit: Smudge 9000 via flickr In the winter of 2012, the Svalbard archipelago was hit with an extreme weather event of record-breaking heat and rain - a slush avalanche knocked out bridges and roads.

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  16. Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Science Daily

    The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the weather gods caused trouble. Temperatures were ridiculously warm - and reached a maximum of nearly +8 degrees C in one location at a time when mean temperatures are normally -15 degrees C. It rained in record amounts.

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  17. Climate: Researchers track disruptive Arctic rain eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Summit County Voice

    A closely studied 2012 rain-on-snow event in Svalbard, Norway gave researchers a chance to take a close look at how global warming may play out on the fringes of the Arctic, where humans eke out a delicate existence in balance with the elements. The extreme weather event in January brought record warmth to the cluster of islands inside the Arctic Circle, with high temperatures climbing well above freezing at a time of year when average readings are well below freezing.

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  18. Top stories: An ice-pocalypse, hand transplants, and new evidence for a 'gay gene'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Science

    ... transmissions, and flights canceled for days. When ice came to an Arctic mining outpost called Longyearbyen on the Svalbard archipelago two winters ago, it crippled the community for weeks and devastated wildlife for months. Now, scientists are ...

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  19. China's new 'Great Wall' not so great, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Science Daily

    ... and rhinos. That The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the weather gods caused trouble. Temperatures were ridiculously Researchers have shed new light on ...

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  20. Salinity counts when it comes to sea levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Science Daily

    ... rses and rhinos. That The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as

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