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Random weirdness for the week of July 30, 2019


“What’s black, white and red all over? Not a newspaper – but a polar bear mother and her cub having lunch.” Not entirely a new joke for Svalbard, but that first sentence in a Daily Mail story about photographer Andy Rouse encountering the pair of bears during a cruise July 15 is fitting after they ate a fresh-killed seal while he watched.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 2, 2016


July sets another local heat record, plus record rainfall
A year of record-breaking temperatures in Longyearbyen continued in July as the city experienced its first-ever recorded month where 11 days were more than 10 degrees Celsius, according to Torgeir Mørk, a meteorological official at Svalbard Airport.