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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 15, 2015

mitten

Mitten may reveal fate of Andrée’s doomed balloon flight
A mitten discovered this month on Kvitøya by participants of this year’s Svalbard Cruise may be from the ill-fated 1897 balloon expedition by Swedish researcher Salomon August Andrée, possibly allowing researchers to determine how the three men died on the island.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of July 28, 2015

forestfiresmoke

Now we know what a forest fire looks like in Svalbard   
An usual yellowish haze seen over parts of Svalbard earlier this month apparently was from a large wildfire in Alaska in June that destroyed more than 45 homes, according to the Norwegian Institute for Air Research.