The Guardian reports that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank near Longyearbyen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, has flooded due to "melting and heavy rain." The seeds remain safe, according to the article.
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The Guardian article says that the seeds are kept in packets; I don't know whether those are waterproof. The article says that the flooding was only in an entrance tunnel: the water froze before reaching the area where the seeds are actually stored.
My vision is of a whole lot of Tupperware.Even if the place floods, the stuff just floats in air-tight/waterproof bins.
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