Thursday, February 23, 2017

Doomsday-Proof Arctic Seed Vault Protects World From The Apocalypse

IMAGE: HEIKO JUNGE/EPA/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

A global seed vault on Norway's Svalbard archipelago is filled with seeds that could help bring Earth back from any variety of doomsday scenarios: nuclear war, climate change, natural disasters or even an asteroid strike.
This week's seed deposit includes samples from seed collections in Benin, India, Pakistan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Belarus, the U.K., Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the United States and Mexico.

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