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Svalbard

Migration wave to Svalbard

The population of Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund increased by 121 people in the first half of this year. This is the strongest growth in ten years,…






More foreigners on Svalbard

The proportion of foreigners who work in Svalbard has tripled in ten years. This could weaken Norwegian sovereignty on the archipelago. In 2009, the proportion…


Stable population in Svalbard

The populations of Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard dropped somewhat in the second half of last year, but are still the second highest ever. One…



What is happening on Svalbard is extreme

What is happening on Svalbard is extreme Global climate emissions are changing Svalbard dramatically says a new report. Director of the Environment Directorate,Ellen Hambro, believes…