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News: Svalbard

We have started to collect the most important news related to Svalbard in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Svalbard: news

Ancient polar bear jawbone found

Monday, December 10th 2007, 17:19

What could be the oldest known remains of a polar bear have been uncovered on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic.
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Northern life

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:22
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Longyearbyen

The Norwegian town where dying is forbidden
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VIDEO: Celebrating the sun's return to Svalbard

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:22

Thursday, 8 March was a big day in Svalbard - the first chance to see the sun since last October.
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VIDEO: Arctic islands newfound popularity

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 12:02
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A group of islands in the Norwegian Arctic called Svalbard is becoming a surprisingly popular destination for international politicians.
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Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed

Friday, September 7th 2012, 6:18
related countries: Norway Norway

BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
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