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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.
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.
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.