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Svalbard Daily Planet for the week of Aug. 4-10, 2019


Ukraine joins non-Arctic nations seeking a strong presence in Svalbard to Russia’s outrage, Svalbard Bryggeri debuts a seriously watered-down beverage, why the seed vault isn’t an ideal place to go bananas and other recent headlines about Svalbard from the global mainstream media.

Svalbard Daily Planet for the week of July 28-Aug. 3, 2019


Direct flights to/from Greenland’s northernmost tip, summer hotel stays down for the first time since 2013, Svalbard Vet now offers 24/7 care and more recent headlines from mainstream local and global media.

Svalbard Daily Planet for the week of July 21-27, 2019


NEW! If you instinctively closed the new pop-on our website without glancing at (we do it all the time elsewhere, so we know how annoying they can be and are trying to do something actually appealing and newsworthy), this is a week-by-week roundup of stories about Svalbard from media around the world that are interesting, but not worthy of their own articles here. From deadly serious headlines about planetary threats to utterly bizarre tabloid fodder about planetary invasions here, the range of what others write is as diverse and fascinating as Svalbard itself (if not always completely spot-on, so these summaries are edited for context where necessary).

Randon weirdness for the week of March 22, 2016


It’s getting to be that time of year when lots of people are doing publicity stunts for various charitable/political/commercial causes, especially beginning in April when seemingly every expedition to the North Pole has some sort of “mission.” Among those managing to earn actual news coverage during the past week was Joachim Haraldsen (a.k.a. Noobwork on YouTube),  who participated in a “Counter-Strike Go” tournament on an allegedly -20C day in Longyearbyen (an exaggerated claim but, hey, it’s a nice round number) as part of a publicity stunt for the local telecom company’s 4G network (you didn’t actually think we were going to give the company free advertising by naming them, did you?).