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Longyearbyen endures four months of perpetual darkness during the winter.

The world’s ‘doomsday seed vault’ is built to store every crop on the planet, but the icy area that protects it is at risk

An Arctic town is home to the doomsday seed vault, which stores every seed on the planet. But rising temperatures are putting the vault at risk.
The small town of Longyearbyen among snow-capped mountains of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

Man arrested after first-ever bank robbery hit the closest town to the North Pole

Polar bears outnumber the 2,600 residents on Svalbard, where temperatures can drop as low as -40 Celsius.

The doomsday seed vault built to store every known crop on the planet is in danger — but it may get a $13 million upgrade

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could come to humanity's rescue. To keep its valuable resources safe, Norway is spending close to $13 million to upgrade it.

Norway has opened a doomsday vault to house the world’s most precious books

Next-door to Norway's Global Seed Vault, a stockpile of all known crops, now lives a vault that will house the world's most important documents.

The ‘doomsday’ vault that stores every known crop on the planet just got a delivery of nearly 50,000 seeds

Cary Fowler, the man considered the "father" of the seed vault, compares it to a safety deposit box: it's not for apocalyptic scenarios, but more of a back-up.