No One Dies in Longyearbyen

Living on top of the world does strange things to people — just as the residents of Longyearbyen, the northernmost city on Earth. You don't want to be buried in Longyearbyen. The permafrost makes for shallow graves, and bodies sometimes come back up again. And as the Earth warms, the thawing permafrost is wreaking havoc, causing the Global Seed Vault to flood, and potentially releasing ancient pathogens into the atmosphere.

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