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A 'Forever' Seed Bank Takes Root in the Arctic

Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1730-1731
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5781.1730b

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LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY-- The prime ministers of five Nordic countries gathered here on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard last week to mark the beginning of a unique bunker: an underground vault that will hold up to 3 million seeds. (Read more.)

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