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Melted permafrost floods doomsday seed vault

[ad_1] The vault was built in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, 800 miles away from the North Pole. The surrounding permafrost and stable tectonics made the location seem ideal when the vault opened in 2008, but less than a decade later, climate change has undermined assumptions that the […]

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Svalbard doomsday seed vault in trouble because of melting permafrost

[ad_1] If everything goes wrong — if because of disaster, climate change, or nuclear war, life as we know it comes to an end, with parts of the earth rendered inhospitable with widespread environmental devastation, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue.  Hidden approximately 400 feet deep inside a mountain on a remote island between […]