The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing
The snow melts earlier in the spring, the glaciers are diminishing by a foot, 2 feet per year in thickness,” Holmén said from the Svalbard Science Center in Longyearbyen. “It influences life, it influences the landscape, and it influences the ...
07-12-2017
See the sights of Svalbard, Europe’s last wilderness
Svalbard in numbers? Try the succinct summary of the sub ... Europe’s last wilderness offers the intrepid traveller much more than mountains. The adventure hub is Longyearbyen, the capital — named for John Munro Longyear, founder of the Arctic Coal ...
04-12-2017
Photographing Life At Svalbard’s Frozen Satellite Station
Other images focus on the infrastructure required to keep the station going: a frozen road, the tiny houses hugging the mountainside, the sparkling lights of the Svalbard town of Longyearbyen. It’s a place where the ground is permanently frozen–and ...
06-12-2017
78 Degrees North, Svalbard Norway. Photographic Ex
B.C. I will be exhibiting my photography from the archipelago Svalbard. It is one of the northernmost towns in the world. Located in Norway in the high Arctic at 78 degrees north, the town of Longyearbyen is home to the Polar bear, Isbjørn. Please come ...
07-12-2017
James Halstead and the Vinyl Tycoon
In the year to June 2017, it floored Svalbard Satellite Station, which Wikipedia informs me is the only ground station that can see a low-altitude polar-orbiting satellite. It's not far from my favourite James Halstead installation in Longyearbyen ...
15-12-2017
9 countries that are relatively easy for Americans to move to
Only 2,600 people live here, 90% of whom huddle in Longyearbyen, a settlement on the icy island ... and the wintry isolation of Grand Budapest Hotel, Svalbard is your jam. The catch: The climate is brutal. Four months of the year, Svalbard doesn't see ...
16-12-2017
Arctic education: The world's northernmost university is booming
UNIS is based in Longyearbyen, a Norwegian community of 2,000 residents in the de-militarized Svalbard archipelago. Russia is the only other country to have a permanent settlement in the region. Getting here involves a flight to Svalbard Airport.
29-09-2015
Longyearbyen, Svalbard 10-day Weather
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10-12-2017
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault isn’t a “doomsday” time capsule at the North Pole. But it’s very cool.
and well inside the Arctic Circle on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. This beguiling structure juts out from a mountain near the town of Longyearbyen, which is reputed to be the northernmost permanent settlement on Earth and a place where residents ...
22-12-2016
Inside the doomsday seed vault
An all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly canceled a Beijing concert due to "communication issues" and headed home, Chinese...
14-12-2015