Latest Svalbard Stories
A rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 is yielding a treasure trove of essential information about the age and evolutionary origins of the species whose future is now seen as synonymous with the devastation wrought by climate change.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon began a tour of Norway on Tuesday in order to gain increased international support for an ambitious climate agreement at Copenhagen in December.
A small NASA aircraft completed its first successful science flight Thursday as part of an expedition to study the receding Arctic sea ice and improve understanding of its life cycle and the long-term stability of the Arctic ice cover.
WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small NASA aircraft completed its first successful science flight Thursday as part of an expedition to study the receding Arctic sea ice and improve understanding of its life cycle and the long-term stability of the Arctic ice cover.
New research, which reconstructs the extent of ice in the sea between Greenland and Svalbard from the 13th century to the present indicates that there has never been so little sea ice as there is now.
What was once a large source of coal in the Arctic mountains of Norway is now home to international climate scientists.
Norwegian scientists say they've found Predator X, a Jurassic era pliosaur that likely terrorized the seas 147 million years ago. The 50-foot, 45-ton flippered dinosaur was found buried on an arctic island last summer and announced by its discoverers Monday, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported this week.
HISTORY(TM) UNVEILS THE DISCOVERY OF One of the Largest OCEAN PREDATORS Ever Found, PREDATOR X 2-hour Special to premiere on Sunday, March 29 @ 8pm ET/PT Once-in-a-Lifetime Find in the Arctic Reveals a New Species - A Giant Jurassic-Age Pliosaur Estimated at 50 Feet Long...and 150 Million Years Old NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On the remote archipelago of Svalbard, just 800 miles from the North Pole, a team of paleontologists has made a remarkable discovery.
According to scientists, a giant sea monster fossil found in the Arctic could pack a bite that would make T-Rex look pathetic.
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.
- Large; stout; burly.