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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 26, 2016


Coal prices rebound, but not enough for profitable mining
Store Norske’s final months of full-scale mining-related activities are both busy and more lucrative than expected as prices have risen from a low of $41 a ton earlier this year to about $60 a ton in mid-July.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of March 1, 2016


Woman charged with arson at Vei 222 faces years in prison
A woman in her 20s faces a minimum of two years in prison for arson in a row house, according to prosecutors who state the incident easily could have been resulted in multiple deaths.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Nov. 10, 2015


Shipworms latest creature to appear in warming waters
Shipworms, a  larva capable of wreaking havoc on wood objects in the sea, appear to be making their way into Svalbard due to climate change, according to researchers.

Woman suspected of multiple arson incidents exiled from Svalbard during investigation


A woman suspected of trying to set multiple fires in several occupied residential buildings along Vei 222 late Friday night is in custody on the mainland as police and fire officials investigate the case, according to The Governor of Svalbard.