Longyearbyen man killed in major avalanche

Longyearbyen man killed in major avalanche

A Longyearbyen man was killed when an avalanche several hundred meters wide struck a popular snowmobiling area in Fardalen on Saturday morning, triggering a large-scale search for victims, according to The Governor More »

Longyearbyen losing top leaders

Longyearbyen losing top leaders

As Longyearbyen heads into choppy waters due to perhaps its worst economic crisis ever, it will need to find new leaders to guide the way. More »

Lance a lock

Lance a lock

It sounds like a punchline for skeptics: Climate change scientists are hoping to move forward by getting stuck. But the researchers are serious enough they’re parking the Lance research vessel in solid More »

Store Norske: 450 million or bust

Store Norske: 450 million or bust

A restructuring plan relying on a 450-million-kroner loan from the Norwegian government was unveiled this week by Store Norske, which lost a record 537 million kroner in 2014 and only has enough More »

 

Random bits of weirdness for the week of Jan. 27

“Change the world” is a nice motivational motto for individuals, but frequently ends up being problematic when countries take the message to heart in the literal sense.

Sucks to be me – and you, if you’re reading this

Since I’m pretty much porting my entire newspaper over to a blog site, I might as well have a category for the mindless crap that represents 99.? percent of all posts. And you’ve just wasted a bit of your life reading what’s basically a test post, But so it’s not a complete waste of time, I’ll also include some initial “insider” crap about publishing this fishwrapper.

Longyearbyen man killed in major avalanche

Avalanche site in Fardalen

A Longyearbyen man was killed when an avalanche several hundred meters wide struck a popular snowmobiling area in Fardalen on Saturday morning, triggering a large-scale search for victims, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

Longyearbyen losing top leaders

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As Longyearbyen heads into choppy waters due to perhaps its worst economic crisis ever, it will need to find new leaders to guide the way.

Lance a lock

Lance departs

It sounds like a punchline for skeptics: Climate change scientists are hoping to move forward by getting stuck.

But the researchers are serious enough they’re parking the Lance research vessel in solid sea ice for six months for one of the most ambitious voyages ever undertaken by the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Store Norske: 450 million or bust

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A restructuring plan relying on a 450-million-kroner loan from the Norwegian government was unveiled this week by Store Norske, which lost a record 537 million kroner in 2014 and only has enough cash to operate until the end of March.

PDFs of every fishwrapper in our sorry history

Eventually we’ll figure out something less awkward than sending you to our old site for these, but for now…

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http://www.icepeople.net/pdf

Icepeople PDF: Jan. 13, 2015

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Store Norske unveils its bailout proposal, a research ship prepares to spend six months frozen in the sea ice, Longyearbyen will need to find new leaders this fall and climate change is now keeping the dead as well as the living from resting in peace.