Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Really Planning Ahead: the Doomsday Seed Vault
Technically called the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, it serves as a repository for all the seed crops from across the globe. The vault's bunker-like indestructible nature has earned it the Doomsday nickname, and the collection lives in a mountain too high to be flooded and too deep to be affected by a nuclear blast. NatGeo has a video tour that's definitely worth a look see.
Image above of the entrance by Mari Tefre, courtesy of the SGSV.