A 'Forever' Seed Bank Takes Root in the Arctic
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. Launched with $3 million from Norway, the project seeks to preserve the DNA of agricultural crops--the most complete such collection in the world by far. "It will contribute to ensuring our food security [and] protect our cultural heritage," says Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
This year's confessional is happening over on dreamwidth.
Finally, and belatedly, I'm thankful for those painful moments of embarrassment about my own past behavior or speech or thought that, when I can see…
I'm so thankful for the many people who have been hurt by people who had power over them, and by the systems the powerful create, who are finding…