Geography

Japanese Volcano Island Village

The Volcano Village Island

Aogashima Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea, located  222 mi south of Tokyo. The island’s area is 3.38 sq mi and, as of 2014, its population is 170. Still Active! The volcano is still considered a Class-C active volcano by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The history of human settlement on Aogashima is uncertain. The island is mentioned in Edo period records …

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A Refrigerator in the Arctic

 Svalbard Global Seed Vault The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about  810 miles from the North Pole.  The seed vault is an attempt to insure against the loss of seeds in other genebanks during large-scale regional or global crises.  Remote Location The seed bank is 390 ft inside a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen Island.  Seeds are packaged …

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