Haunting photographs of the world's seed vaults, which may be our only hope after agricultural apocalypse

Photographer Dornith Doherty has spent the past few years photographing "seed vault" facilites all over the world. These are exactly what they sound like: vast buildings devoted to preserving the seeds of as many plants as possible, partly for scientific research and partly to hedge our bets as more and more plants… » 10/12/11 4:30pm 10/12/11 4:30pm

Norway Builds Giant Shelter For The End Of The World

Norway's "Doomsday Vault" will open tomorrow, just in time to safeguard our biodiversity against the apocalypse. Carved into the permafrost of a remote Arctic mountain, about 620 miles from the North Pole, the vault has been built to withstand nuclear missiles or a plane crash on top of it, but it's also far enough… » 2/25/08 10:23am 2/25/08 10:23am