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
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
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
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
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
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