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The Svalbard 'Doomsday Vault' is succumbing to global warming

Just over a decade after it first opened, the world's "doomsday vault" of seeds is imperiled by global warming as the polar region where it's located warms faster than any other area on the planet.

Norway to open a doomsday vault to preserve World's information

Second doomsday vault set up in an abandoned coal mine in Norwegian Arctic will store world's most precious books in digital form to protect them from the apocalypse.

'Doomsday Vault' to be Opened at End of Month

Deep in the middle of a Norwegian mountain the "doomsday vault" lays in wait of a worldwide catastrophe. Nestled into this mountainous vault are seeds of all the world's crops.

Doomsday Vault Begins The Cool Down Process

The Doomsday vault in arctic Norway has begun the two month process of cooling down. The vault which has seeds of all known key group crops will be dropping the inside temperature to -18C. At this temperature the seeds will be preserved.
 

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Rows of multicoloured homes in the town of Longyearbyen  Svalbard  Norway.
Rows of multicoloured homes in the town of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault/Peter Vermeij

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