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2.12.19

What It's Like to Brew Beer at the Actual End of the Earth

For pilot Robert Johansen, running the world's northernmost brewery is just a side hustle.

12.28.18

Noisey's Year in Metal 2018

Noisey metal editor Kim Kelly shares her Best of 2018 list, reflects on the past year in metal, and looks to the struggles ahead.

5.23.18

Svalbard's Political Hardcore Is the Soundtrack to the End of the Old World

The British outfit's epic new album, 'It’s Hard To Have Hope​,' is a fiery indictment of wage theft, sexual violence, and the repression of women's rights.

2.27.18

Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Gets Multimillion-Dollar Upgrade

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault wants to safeguard the world's food supply against war, climate change, or natural disaster.

6.13.17

The Doomsday Seed Vault Is Getting Upgrades to Withstand Climate Change

It flooded earlier this year and now it’s getting waterproofed.

5.19.17

Extreme weather and a thawing Arctic has flooded the global seed vault

The Svalbard vault in Norway, designed to mitigate and withstand climate change, has become a victim of climate change

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8.24.16

How Scientists Are Ensuring Syria’s Seeds Survive War and Climate Change

Between climate change and war, Syrian agricultural history and diversity are under unprecedented threat. Here’s a glimpse into the ways that scientists are working around the clock to ensure that the country's seed diversity doesn’t get wiped out...

2.5.16

UK Post-Hardcore Faction Svalbard Expect Equal Respect, Regardless of Gender

Watch the hard-hitting new video for "Expect Equal Respect" and read all about the British band's fight for gender equality.

11.16.15

A Polar Bear Raided the David Attenborough Film Crew’s Wine Supply

While filming in the Arctic region of Svalbard, the film crew on David Attenborough’s new wildlife documentary series had their hut ravaged by a wine-seeking polar bear.

9.29.15

Researchers Withdraw Seeds From 'Doomsday' Vault to Address Food Crisis in Syria

Nearly 7 million Syrians are severely food insecure, according to international agencies, and researchers hope by developing new seed varieties they can boost agricultural yields.

9.22.15

The Syrian War Has Prompted the First Withdrawal from the 'Doomsday' Seed Vault

After the war broke out in Syria in 2011, a vital seed bank sent its collection to be stored deep inside an Arctic mountain vault. But now it wants its seeds back.

9.14.15

Frozen Norwegian Archipelago Might Provide A New Home For Syrian Refugees

The sparsely populated islands of Svalbard, where polar bears outnumber people, might provide a safe harbor for refugees fleeing war and conflict in Syria.

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