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Arctic sea ice levels plummet

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 15 September 2011 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

An analysis by the University of Bremen has show that extreme melting has pushed arctic sea ice levels to the lowest it has ever been in recorded history – and things could get worse. The record of 4.24 square kilometres could be pushed even further. There is a close link between arctic August air temperatures […]

Svalbard: One killed, four injured by polar bear

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 10 August 2011 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

On the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, one British tourist was killed and four others were seriously injured by a polar bear Friday morning, NRK reports. They have been airlifted to the Longyearbyen hospital. The bear has been killed. Read the full article Svalbard: One killed, four injured by polar bear.

Sea Monsters of Svalbard

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 7 April 2011 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

See this video from National Geographic: a big grave site with countless foxils of huge sea predators from Jurassic.

Warmest waters ever around Svalbard

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 2 February 2011 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

Norwegian and other international researchers have uncovered a major increase in sea temperatures around Norway’s northern archipelago of Svalbard. Their measurements shows that the sea areas are now warmer than they’ve been for 2,000 years. Read the full article Warmest waters ever around Svalbard.

Russians restarted coal mining in Barentsburg

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 8 November 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

The Russian company Trust Arktikugol has restarted coal mining at the archipelago of Svalbard after a two and a half year break. The production halt came after a fire in the local mine in 2008. Read the full article in Russians restarted coal mining at Svalbard.

Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault [Video]

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 23 June 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

This video, from National Geographic, shows the interior of the big global seed vault built in the Svalbard islands, near Longyearbyen.

Marine-biological experiment at Svalbard

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 3 June 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

More than 30 scientists from various European countries are currently travelling to Ny-Ålesund. During the next six weeks, they will participate in a large-scale study about the effect of increased CO2-concentrations on the pelagic marine ecosystem. The experiment is part of the EU-project EPOCA about Ocean Acidification, addressing one of the most critical topics in […]

Foxil tracks in Svalbard

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 29 May 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

About 60 million years ago a pantodont was walking along a Svalbard sea shore. The fossil footprints of this mammal were discovered in 2006, the first discovery of fossil mammal tracks on Spitsbergen. Now these tracks have gotten a formal name: Thulitheripus svalbardii. It is in a recently published article in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, […]

Polar bear in Longyearbyen

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 27 April 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

A polar bear has been seen yesterday morning, 7.30 am, near Longyearbyen. Polar bear in Longyearbyen – Photo: Sysselmann The complete article, in norwegian, on Nordlys.

Barentsburg, film directed by Adrian Briscoe

Pubblicato da Polar Bear il 25 March 2010 Aggiungi un commento - Latest from Svalbard

BARENTSBURG film trailer directed by Adrian Briscoe from Adrian Briscoe on Vimeo. Read the information about the movie in the Barentsburg film web site.

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