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

    Saturday Jan 24 | 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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  2. Avalanche kills 1 in remote Arctic NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | 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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  3. Cast weathers cold in 'Fortitude'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | 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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  4. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | 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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  5. Food and sex in Svalbard's icy waters?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Mediterranean meteorological tide has increased by over a millimeter a year since 1989Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  15. Laser from a plane discovers Roman goldmines in SpainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  16. Claim: reindeer suffering in Arctic due to 'extreme...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  17. Arctic faces an ice-pocalypseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | 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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  18. Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | 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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  19. That Expat Life: Countries Where Americans May Easily EmigrateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | 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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  20. New Scandinavian CookingRead the original story

    Nov 13, 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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