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

    Yesterday | 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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  2. India seeks edge in Arctic race with President's Norway tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | 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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  3. A rare Arctic land sale stirs concerns in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 28 | 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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  4. A rare Arctic land sale to Chinese tycoon stirs concerns in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimumRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb SaA o is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming summit in New York. "I was born over 8500 kilometers from the North Pole, and yet I have come to realise that my future and the future of my country is tied to the fate of the melting Arctic," said SaA o, speaking from the ice edge north of Svalbard.

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  8. Norway's 'Doomsday Vault' holds a priceless treasure: SeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | The Toronto Star

    Staff at the Syria's Icarda have been quietly moving their stores of seeds, including some species dating back to the dawn of civilization, for safekeeping at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway's High Arctic.

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  9. 5 Cool (Yet Real) Little Known Locations from Around the WorldRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2014 | TechEBlog

    ... of Operations Plan). Continue reading for more cool, yet real, little known locations from around the world. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard ...

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  10. Jeu de Paume's virtual space offers a take on the issues surrounding energy and food managementRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | Art Daily

    ... One of the sections of this online project is devoted to the Global Seed Vault, an underground bunker in the Svalbard archipelago, inside the Arctic circle, where seeds of all the plants that provide food for humans are kept. Another section enables ...

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  11. Svalbard's Reindeer Thrive as Climate WarmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2014 | Truthdig

    ... species that is prospering already. Far from threatening the reindeer on the Norwegian high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, rising temperatures appear to be driving a remarkable increase in the animals' numbers. Scientists from the University of ...

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  12. Polar Bear Inquest: 'No Neglect' Over DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | Sky News

    ... moving" The polar bear, weighing 250kg, was shot and then taken away on a sled to a helicopter. Pic: Governor of Svalbard It was then transported to the town of Longyearbyen and is being examined by specialists, according to a spokeswoman for the ...

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  13. Svalbard's polar bear risk 'serious'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | Newsday

    ... That risk is underlined as we pass a road sign giving a warning about the killer animals "for the whole of Svalbard". Mr Roberts explains that any time you leave a settlement the law requires you to have a rifle for self-defence. The rugged land, ...

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  14. Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | Science Daily

    Climate change isn't threatening reindeer on the Norwegian high arctic archipelago of Svalbard, researchers report.

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  15. Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2014 | Science Daily

    Climate change isn't threatening reindeer on the Norwegian high arctic archipelago of Svalbard, researchers report.

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  16. Blood Falls and more natural odditiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2014 | CNN

    ... Island. They're what geologists call septarian concretions. From April 20 to August 23, the sun never sets over Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago that lies north of Greenland in the Arctic Sea. Here, colorful cabins reflect the midnight sun in June ...

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  17. Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate changeRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    ... of Manchester and the Norwegian arctic university in TromsA . The research team found out that the numbers of Svalbard reindeer have increased by 30% in the last year. This year's result continues the trend which has been observed accurately over ...

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  18. AK Beat: Planning for a legal marijuana industryRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... in the regions along the route, including oil and gas in Russia and mining in Greenland -- possibly even tourism in Svalbard. An unusual Arctic society: Although it's a part of Norway, which has a famously robust social safety net, the territory of ...

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  19. Polar Bear 'Had Toothache' During AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | Sky News

    ... moving" The polar bear, weighing 250kg, was shot and then taken away on a sled to a helicopter. Pic: Governor of Svalbard It was then transported to the town of Longyearbyen and is being examined by specialists, according to a spokeswoman for the ...

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  20. Blood Falls and more natural odditiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2014 | CNN

    ... Island. They're what geologists call septarian concretions. From April 20 to August 23, the sun never sets over Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago that lies north of Greenland in the Arctic Sea. Here, colorful cabins reflect the midnight sun in June ...

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