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Tag: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Scientists Want To Create 'Noah's Ark' For Beneficial Microbes

Scientists proposed a frozen bank that will keep microbiota from all over the world for future generations. Those who are involved in the project will have to collect microbiota from even the most isolated communities.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2018

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault Gets Fitting Upgrade After Flooding Event

No seeds were compromised when the Svalbard Global Seed Vault became flooded by permafrost melt recently. But Norwegian government officials are not taking any chances and are upgrading the "doomsday" vault facility amid climate change.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2017

Norway Boosts Defense Of Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault Against Climate Change: Here's How

The world’s backup seed vault experienced water intrusion due to melted permafrost. The Norwegian government is now placing extra precautions to ensure the safety of the vault’s contents.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2017

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Vault, Meant To Protect Against Disasters, Gets Flooded After Permafrost Melts

The Svalbard global seed vault has met its match in global warming. Arctic permafrost was thawed and flooded the vault after a series of heat waves.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2017

50,000 New Seeds Deposited To Arctic 'Doomsday' Vault To Safeguard Against War, Natural Disasters

The world’s largest seed bank receives a deposit of over 50,000 seeds. Return deposits from the seed vault in Beirut proves the Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault’s effectiveness.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2017

First Tree Samples Reach Svalbard Doomsday Vault in Arctic Archipelago

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which was built to store millions of seeds from around the globe, has received its first tree samples, the Norway spruce and Scots pine seeds, for safe-keeping.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2015

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