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Don’t have a cow: Hemlock’s visual twin among plant species invading Svalbard, threatening native flora


It may not be the poison of Socrates, but it might as well be as far as the local plants are concerned.

A plant in Barentsburg known as a cow parsley – a near-visual twin of Hemlock – was one of three alien species removed in recent days by environmental and conservation advisors for The Governor of Svalbard. The officials also found a dooryard dock outside the governor’s office and a meadow buttercup at Longyearbyen Kindergarten.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of June 16, 2015


Nordstjernen again cruising in Svalbard after overhaul  
The Nordstjernen, a 59-year-old ship that supposedly departed Svalbard for good in 2012, is again taking tourists on cruises this summer in the archipelago after getting extensive refurbishments.  returns with millions in refurbishments.