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

    Monday | 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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  2. Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | 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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  3. Climate: Researchers track disruptive Arctic rain eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | 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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  4. Top stories: An ice-pocalypse, hand transplants, and new evidence for a 'gay gene'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | 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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  5. China's new 'Great Wall' not so great, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | 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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  6. Salinity counts when it comes to sea levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | 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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  7. Mediterranean meteorological tide has increased by over a millimeter a year since 1989Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Science Daily

    ... works, such as 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 The intense farming practices of the ...

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  8. Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in SpainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Science Daily

    ... raulic works, such as The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the

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  9. Claim: reindeer suffering in Arctic due to 'extreme...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | NorCalBlogs

    Above: The worst kind of ugly climate propaganda: David Suzuki targets kids at Christmas in the name of climate change This item from the: Norwegian University of Science and Technology isn't that bad, but still seems over the top in placing blame on "global warming" for a specific weather pattern. IMAGE: Heavy icing after an extreme rain-on-snow event dramatically increased reindeer mortality on the island archipelago of Svalbard.

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  10. Arctic faces an ice-pocalypseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Science

    ... reindeer, no radio transmissions, and flights canceled for days. When ice came to this Arctic mining outpost 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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  11. Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | EurekAlert!

    Heavy icing after an extreme rain-on-snow event dramatically increased reindeer mortality on the island archipelago of Svalbard. That had an effect on arctic fox populations and the rest of the... 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.

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  12. That Expat Life: Countries Where Americans May Easily EmigrateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Jaunted

    ... a kiwi. The northernmost of the north. It may even be too far north for Santa-and he lives at the north pole. Svalbard, Norway allows Americans to live and work freely on the islands. Who would want to live in the tundra where half of the year ...

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  13. New Scandinavian CookingRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | KISU-TV Pocatello

    ... wild geese that summer here and a variety of fish. Andreas makes goose with port wine and broccoli puree, pan-fried Svalbard cod and king crab, seafood-flavored vegetables and chocolate cake with orange marmalade and coffee.

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  14. The world's most remote and dangerous islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | NEWS.com.au

    ... www.tristandc.com. Bjornoya, better known as Bear Island, is the southernmost island in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, 640 kilometres north of mainland Europe - but only on paper, given that it's almost 240 kilometres south of the Norwegian ...

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  15. Carrick on money: The best countries to grow old inRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Globe and Mail

    The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012. The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012.

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  16. India seeks edge in Arctic race with President's Norway tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | The Times of India

    ... scientific expedition to the Arctic Ocean and then a year later set up the Himadri research station at Ny-Alesund, Svalbard in Norway. From the Fram Museum in Oslo on Monday, Mukherjee spoke through a video link to Indian scientists at Himadri. The ...

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  17. A rare Arctic land sale stirs concerns in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... is also eyeing a much bigger and even more northerly property here on Spitsbergen, the main island in the Svalbard archipelago. Mr. Huang's company, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group, denied reports in the Norwegian news media that it wants to buy ...

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  18. A rare Arctic land sale to Chinese tycoon stirs concerns in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | The Globe and Mail

    The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012. The town of Longyearbyen with the Hiortfjellet mountain in the background is seen in winter light in Svalbard March 26, 2012.

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  19. Havyard OSV Delivered, Christened in IcelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | Marine News

    'Polarsyssel', a Havyard 832 L WE designed offshore supply vessel has been delivered from Havyard Ship Technology's yard in Leirvik in Sogn to the Icelandic shipping company Fafnir Offshore. A long-term contract has been secured for the vessel, under which she will operate six months a year for the Governor of Svalbard for a period of six years.

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  20. New Scandinavian CookingRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | KISU-TV Pocatello

    ... wild geese that summer here and a variety of fish. Andreas makes goose with port wine and broccoli puree, pan-fried Svalbard cod and king crab, seafood-flavored vegetables and chocolate cake with orange marmalade and coffee.

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