An institution on a small Arctic island makes a big statement about the climate
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An institution on a small Arctic island makes a big statement about the climate

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Longyearbyen, Norway – Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole on the archipelago Svalbard, Longyearbyen isn’t exactly the easiest destination to get to. It’s often referred to as world’s northernmost ‘city’ at 78 degrees north of the equator. While its population barely tops 2,000, the island-settlement is home to institutions that protect its unique history and geography – an especially crucial mission as climate change threatens the region. A recent addition is the Arc, an impressive visitor centre for Arctic preservation storage designed by Snøhetta. Despite the trek, visitors do come by sea and sky , usually via […]

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