Latest Longyearbyen Stories

2009-02-26 14:25:20

The "doomsday seed vault" in the Arctic Circle is celebrating its first anniversary with the arrival of nearly 90,000 food crop seed samples, BBC News reported.

2006-07-06 08:05:00

By James Kilner LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Reuters) - Thais may not have a distinguished polar history but they are among the biggest ethnic groups in Norway's snowy Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

2006-07-01 20:05:28

By James Kilner BARENTSBURG, Norway (Reuters) - A Russian flag flutters over the concrete buildings hugging the side of a fjord on a remote Norwegian island deep inside the Arctic Circle. A stone bust of Lenin dominates the town square and vodka bottles line the bar's shelves.

2006-06-19 06:00:00

Work began in the Arctic on Monday on building a global bank of crop seeds that scientists hope will prevent the extinction of unique species such as those lost in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.