With Improvements, Humanity’s ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault Is Safe, Probably

Just nine years after its official opening, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway is undergoing renovations to protect it from climate change.

The work was prompted by accidental flooding that took place last week, as melting permafrost seeped into the vault’s access corridor. While the seeds were in no danger, the flooding is nevertheless a worrying sign at a facility meant to endure the worst this planet can throw at it.

The list of vault improvements includes a ditch to divert me

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