Tag Archives: Bjørndalen

Police steal polar bear family’s feast: Whale carcass removed from cabin area near Longyearbyen; outrage ensues

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What might have been a feast for the ages (or at least some weeks) for a mother polar bear and her two cubs ended up being a fast food meal Monday after police towed a beached whale carcass out to sea because it was in an occupied cabin area near Svalbard Airport.

Disintigrating dreams: Two cabins at Bjørndalen in danger after erosion during a single storm; road also at risk

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Plenty of homes in Longyearbyen are suffering everything from cracking to the threat of being wiped out by landslides due to climate- and weather-related events. But three cabins on the outskirts of town and the road leading to them may be an indicator of how quickly destruction can occur in extreme conditions.