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FIERCE FALL: Yet more cabins ransacked by polar bear, field research cancelled near Longyearbyen due to bear visits

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A trend of late summer/early fall visits by polar bears near Longyearbyen is continuing in great numbers this year as the latest of many visits and intrusions into cabins was reported the past weekend and all field research in valleys near town was cancelled indefinitely Monday due to multiple recent bear visits.

Norwegian Air resumes Svalbard flights despite strike

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Norwegian Air resumed flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen despite a week-long pilots’ strike that is grounding virtually all of the airline’s flights in Scandinavia.