This week marks six years since the Svalbard Seed Vault opened to serve as an agricultural Noah's Ark for humanity. Within its walls, scientists have collected nearly one million seeds from all over the world—just in case. Now ... FULL ARTICLE AT Gizmodo
Over 20,000 crops originating from over 100 countries will arrive this week at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), in time for the vault's sixth birthday. The samples include a university collection of barley from earthquake-rattled Japan, crucial ... FULL ARTICLE AT PhysOrg.com
Some 20,000 plant species from more than 100 countries and institutions will be added to the global seed bank in Norway A Noah's Ark of 20,000 plant species will unload this week at a remote Arctic port ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
Svalbard and Jan Mayen is a statistical designation defined by ISO 3166-1 of two parts of Norway located in the Arctic Ocean under separate jurisdictions: Svalbard and Jan Mayen. While the two are combined for the purposes of the ISO category, they are not administratively related.
While the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is under the full sovereignty of Norway, it has a special status recognized... Full
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