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'Doomsday' Seed Vault Opens

The "doomsday" seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday, Feb. 26, deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

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The World's Agricultural Legacy Gets A Safe Home
Article | The high-security vault, almost half the length of a football field, will be carved into a mountain on a remote island above the Arctic Circle. If the looming fences, motion detectors and steel airlock doors are not disincentive enough for anyone hoping to breach the facility's concrete interior,...

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