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Hits the 1M Mark
Feb 27, 2018 8:07 AM CST
Doomsday Vault Hits the 1M Mark
As the Global Seed Vault turns 10
- Monday was a "really significant" day for the so-called Doomsday Vault—and not just because it was its 10th birthday. The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, has since 2008 stored seeds within a mountain on a Norwegian island 800 miles from the North Pole, and on Monday the...
At Doomsday Vault Meant to
Protect Our Seeds, a Breach
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM CDT
At Doomsday Vault Meant to Protect Our Seeds, a Breach
But don't panic just yet
- "This is supposed to last for eternity," says the operator of the so-called Doomsday Vault , which since 2008 has been tucked within a mountain on a Norwegian island 800 miles from the North Pole where the soil is always frozen—or is supposed to be. The
'Doomsday' Vault Just
Made Its 1st 'Real-World Run'
Feb 23, 2017 2:08 PM CST
'Doomsday' Vault Just Made Its 1st 'Real-World Run'
It came much sooner than anyone would have imagined when the vault first opened
- Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops, reports the AP...
'Doomsday Vault' Sees
Its First Withdrawal
Sep 23, 2015 7:29 AM CDT
'Doomsday Vault' Sees Its First Withdrawal
Spurred by the Syrian civil war
- The "Doomsday Vault" just got its first bit of doomsday press: coverage of its first-ever withdrawal of seeds. Since 2008, the vault has sat on a Norwegian island in the Svalbard archipelago, 800 miles from the North Pole where the soil is always frozen. It's a place so...
Gets First Tree Seeds
Mar 2, 2015 2:07 PM CST
'Doomsday Vault' Gets First Tree Seeds
Spruce and pine among new collection added to Svalbard Global Seed Vault
- The " Doomsday Vault " sits on an Arctic Island, quietly helping to protect our future. At first, it mostly collected and stored food crops, but it recently got its first shipment of tree seeds,
reports. Norway spruce and Scots pine are, of course, not much of a meal,...
Feb 27, 2014 7:43 AM CST
'Doomsday Vault' Gets Sizable Birthday Present
Sleep easy tonight: Key miso ingredient is now safe
- Earth is now slightly better prepared for an agricultural apocalypse: The "Doomsday Vault" is 20,000-species stronger as of this week— its sixth birthday . A new wave of seed varieties were deposited that hail from more than 100 countries and represent a "sort of winter Olympics of crop...
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