Town hit hard

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The local community is being strongly affected by two deaths. A 24-hour counseling hotline is available at the hospital.

 
Positive indications at UNIS

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 25.08.2017 kl 17:22

More graduate students than ever are enrolled at the university this fall.

 
Incessantly optimistic with a large vision

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He sees opportunities in waste others just want to get rid of. A constant uphill battle isn't deterring the green dreams of Benjamin Vidmar.

 
Tourists going astray

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Visitors wandering outside Longyearbyen without weapons sparks a debate on Facebook.

 
Warning people to avoid landslide areas

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Landslides have occurred in multiple areas in recent days, with people spotted traveling on foot through some of them.

 
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Strong growth requires good logistics and more dock time

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More and more cruise tourists are visiting Longyearbyen. Traffic to the port has increased 20 percent since last year.

 
Still investigating

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The Governor of Svalbard will not speculate about the cause of a tour boat fire until the investigation is finished

 
Ice-cold swimming challenge

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 30.06.2017 kl 16:08

A Polish expedition went on a swimming expeditions and returned with body temperatures of about 32 degrees Celsius (90F).

 
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Tourism in Barentsburg is growing

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A strong increase in annual visitors has tourism director Timofey Rogozhin making plenty of plans for expanded activities, lodging and services.

 
Hard to find the owner

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Giant mailbox has to be torn down.

 
4G for nearly all of Svalbard

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 12.06.2017 kl 15:56

The first base station was built 20 years ago

 
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A cold May, but still above-average temperatures

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High temperatures during the last two days of May resulted in yet another month with temperatures higher than normal.

 
Improvements to the seed vault for 37 million kroner

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Consulting company Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen is responsible for proposing further remedial measures to secure the access tunnel to the seed vault.

 
Must secure the seed vault even better

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Statsbygg is now digging trenches to direct water away from the entrance area. They are on high alert while the snow is melting.

 
Old ammunition found in bears

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Two polar bears killed last summer were both shot with a shotgun earlier.

 
Russian guide dies

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 19.05.2017 kl 15:34

Aleksander Ometov, 31, died Monday night after falling into the ice in Tempelfjorden. 

 
Prority is to help

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When everything is in order, the tourism company in Barentsburg will answer questions about the accident.

 
Helping the three missing tourists

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 09.05.2017 kl 13:34

Jens Abild at Arctic Adventures took care of three of the Russian tourists at Fredheim. He and several other tour operators have stopped driving over Tempelfjorden this year.

 
Quickly to the rescue

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 05.05.2017 kl 13:25

Forty-eight minutes after The Governor of Svalbard was notified people had gone through the ice in Tempelfjorden, the four in the water were picked up.

 
'Foolish and improper propoganda stunt'

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Russian criticism of an upcoming NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Svalbard is being rejected by both NATO and northern region policy experts.

 
Out of patience

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 28.04.2017 kl 15:28

If the giant Santa's mailbox not removed by June 1 the city will do so at the owner's expense

 
Optimistic despite bad weather

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The weather forecast for Saturday is not the greatest, but the Svalbard Skimaraton will proceed anyway, with adjustments if necessary.

 
Lucas had to return to Svalbard in quarantine

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 25.04.2017 kl 08:41

The young chihuahua cannot return home to Elisa Jensen, 16, until nearly three months after the Easter holiday.

 
Diamond master

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 10.04.2017 kl 14:06

Morten Flygel is trying anew in Longyearbyen, where everything started with diamonds on glossy paper.

 
Excited about art and Svalbard

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 07.04.2017 kl 13:15

Queen Sonja was one of those who came up with the idea of the Artica Svalbard art foundation. She's hoping Longyearbyen welcomes the artists.

 
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