“Doomsday” Vault Flooded After Permafrost Melts Due To Climate Change

By: Kristy Hamilton/IFL Science The fortified Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to protect the world’s seeds from disaster and environmental devastation, has been flooded. The culprit? Climate change. “It is a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time – and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters,” reads the website by Crop Trust, the organization…

Artist Replaces Billboards With Photos Of The Landscapes They’re Blocking

By:  Twisted Sifter  Visible Distance/Second Sight is an art installation by Jennifer Bolande for DesertX. The temporary artwork can be found along the Gene Autry Trail near Vista Chino (33°50’41.70”N 116°30’21.02”W), where a series of consecutive billboards have been replaced by perfectly aligned photos of the landscapes they are blocking. From the DesertX project page: Each…

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