'Doomsday Vault' gets its first tree seeds

March 3, 2015 2:54 PM

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'Doomsday Vault' gets its first tree seeds

The "Doomsday Vault" sits on an Arctic Island, quietly helping to protect our future. At first, it mostly collected and stored food crops, but it recently got its first shipment of tree seeds, Wired reports.

Norway spruce and Scots pine are, of course, not much of a meal, but they play a key ecological role, and researchers will use the seeds to track how forests change genetically over the years, the BBC reports.

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