Doomsday seed vault to get fortified with influx of $13 million

Doomsday seed vault to get fortified with influx of $13 million

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault — purposely isolated on a remote island some 800 miles from the North Pole — will be upgraded to make the concrete structure more resilient to the whims of weather and climate. 

The vault is now 10 years old, and the Norway government, which funds and manages the vault, announced that it’s time for nearly $13 million in upgrades. Specifically, Norway plans to build a new concrete tunnel and a building to protect emergency power and refrigerating units. 

Norway says the vault is “built to stand the test of time.” It’s a long-term storage facility for the globe’s stock of crop seeds, should the world’s agriculture become threatened or imperiled by “war, terrorism and natural disasters.”  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Doomsday seed vault to get fortified with influx of million

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