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

    Monday Jul 21 | 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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  2. Polar Bear Inquest: 'No Neglect' Over DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 18 | 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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  3. Svalbard's polar bear risk 'serious'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 18 | 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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  4. Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 15 | Science Daily

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

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

    Tuesday Jul 15 | Science Daily

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

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

    Friday Jul 11 | 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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  8. Polar Bear 'Had Toothache' During AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 10 | 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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  9. 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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  10. UK trip leader: I tried to gouge polar bear's eyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 8 | Washington Examiner

    In this Saturday Aug. 6, 2011 photo made available by the District governor of Spitsbergens office, the polar bear which attacked the British youths in their camp on Spitsbergen, Svalbard archipelago, Norway and was shot by one of the group members, is examined by experts in Longyearbyen, Norway.

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  11. Polar Bear Killing: Trip Leader 'Wrestled' AnimalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 8 | Sky News

    ... the head as he wrestled the animal. Horatio Chapple was mauled to death while on an adventure holiday to the remote Svalbard islands with the British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) in August 2011. Trip leader Michael Reid, known as Spike, from ...

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  12. Readers Write: (July 5): 'Fair share' ruling, transit consequences,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 4 | Star Tribune

    ... has shown me an appropriate way to let shoppers know what the shop policy is. I visited the archipelago known as Svalbard and its largest island, Spitsbergen, a number of times while connecting with a ship for a cruise around the islands. The large ...

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  13. Next stop nowhere.Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 26 | MetaFilter

    A slide show of polar Svalbard . The major settlement Longyearbyen at 78 degrees North is the most northernmost settlement of any kind with greater than 1,000 permanent residents.

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  14. PM praises EU funding system as key solidarity componentRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 | Radio Prague

    ... if need be. The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice opened the first Czech polar research station in Svalbard, Norway on Tuesday. A house in Longyearbyen was purchased by the university and converted at the cost of 30 million crowns. ...

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  15. Czech five percent barrier for EP elections could be liftedRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 | Radio Prague

    ... if need be. The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice opened the first Czech polar research station in Svalbard, Norway on Tuesday. A house in Longyearbyen was purchased by the university and converted at the cost of 30 million crowns. ...

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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. Daily news summary 24.6.2014Read the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 | Radio Prague

    ... four years. The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice opened the first Czech polar research station in Svalbard, Norway on Tuesday. A house in Longyearbyen was purchased by the university and converted at the cost of 30 million crowns. ...

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  18. Czechs open new polar station in Svalbard, NorwayRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice opened the first Czech polar research station in Svalbard, Norway on Tuesday.

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  19. Czechs open permanent new polar station in Svalbard, NorwayRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | Radio Prague

    The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice opened the first Czech polar research station in Svalbard, Norway on Tuesday.

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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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