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Threat of Climate Change Is Forcing Norway to Drop Millions on Its Doomsday Vault Threat of Climate Change Is Forcing Norway to Drop Millions on Its Doomsday Vault

Today’s addition of 70,000 new seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault brings the total number of crops stored at the Arctic facility to over one million. It’s an important milestone—but to keep the vault running, and to protect it from the effects of climate change, the Norwegian government is going to have to spend…

The First Ever Samples From the Global Seed Vault Have Been Retrieved The First Ever Samples From the Global Seed Vault Have Been Retrieved

Deep in the arctic, inside over 400 feet of rock, a huge cache of seeds is stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in case of some global emergency. Today, the first of the seeds from that supply have arrived to replenish a collection sent away for safe keeping during Syria’s Civil War.

A Peek Inside the Doomsday Seed Vault A Peek Inside the Doomsday Seed Vault

Remember that incredible Svalbard Global Seed Vault we told you about? It protects the Earth's plants for when aliens blow up our civilization so that they too can enjoy the natural decadence of fried plantains (that are generously fertilized by our decaying corpses). 60 Minutes got a peek inside the vault, and it's…

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Scoffs at Nuclear Winter Svalbard Global Seed Vault Scoffs at Nuclear Winter

We rarely get excited about seeds here on Giz, but the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is a remarkably daunting structure that looks looks like the lair lovechild of Batman's cave and Superman's snow cave fortress of solitude.

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