Monday, June 19, 2006

Doomsday Seed Vault

Leave it to the Norwegians to save humankind from starvation. I heard a story on NPR this evening about a seed vault in a remote area of Norway less than 1000 miles from the North Pole. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault can store up to 3 million crop seeds from around the globe, and will be protected by the area's hungry polar bears in addition to its remote location. Read about it here at the New York Times.

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