Tag Archives: Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund

‘Dah’ to détente: Russians get money to upgrade Pyramiden, fight aliens in record round of environmental grants

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Turns out the governor agrees with the Russians: there’s too many unwanted foreigners in Svalbard – and some serious money is about to be spent doing something about it.

More than 1.1 million kroner for three projects involving alien species – including one  assessing alien plants and growth conditions in the Russian settlements of Barentsburg and Pyramiden – are among the 39 projects receiving a record 13 million kroner in the latest grants from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 25, 2015

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Cruise passengers pay to clean up trash from beaches  
A total of 112 passengers are participating in the first Clean Up Svalbard cruise by a foreign operator by collecting trash from shorelines as part of their voyage.

Peddling the town’s goods: Bikes join kicksleds in local ridesharing program

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There’s a few more rules, but at least you’ll know where to find them – and not have to worry about someone else swiping your ride home while you’re running a quick errand.

Fifteen “citybikes” arrived in Longyearbyen this week and can be borrowed free from Visit Svalbard.