Rack up another negative for global warming as a study from Canadian and American scientists found polar bear numbers have dwindled significantly in the Arctic over the past decade or more. Why? Shrinking sea ice. Why again? Global warming.
For years scientists have warned that as the Arctic sea ice melts, polar bears are finding it increasingly difficult to find food, threatening them with starvation. Now it’s happened. A dead polar bear found in Norway had starved to death.
A rare video has surfaced that has captured a mother polar bear nursing her cubs. Reportedly, this is a extraordinary event to capture live and in the wild. The footage was filmed on the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay.
The BBC's highly acclaimed 'Frozen Planet' documentary series has come under fire for faking footage of polar bears in the wild. Did David Attenborough's team deceive the world, or is this much ado about nothing?
The scientist who sounded the alarm over the threat to polar bears from the melting polar ice cap is being investigated by the Inspector General’s office, though no reason has been given, and the scientist has been ordered not to talk about it.
Toronto Hydro and the Toronto Zoo are teaming up to save energy while providing Polar Bears at the park with the climate they need. The pilot program is using Ice Bear energy storage technology.
Zoo keepers are being credited for saving a life at Berlin Zoo after a woman jumped into a polar bear exhibit at the Berlin Zoo. The woman climbed over the fence and jumped into the animals habitat during their feeding time.
What is 2 feet long and hard as a rock? Well, I can honestly say it was missing from this mating pair in a Japanese zoo. After nearly six months of trying to mate a pair of polar bears, it seems that a piece of important equipment was missing.
Congress voted this week to protect polar bears as a threatened species, even though their numbers have increased significantly in the past few decades. This is the first time global warming has been officially cited as a reason for protecting a species.
The United States has blocked an assessment of oil and gas activity in the Arctic as it prepares to sell off an area in the Chukchi Sea off of Alaska. The area is one of the last remaining habitats that is intact of the polar bear.
The Bush administration has announced it will miss a legal deadline put in place to determine if polar bears should be listed under the Endangered Species Act, and critics are roaring in anger. Some say an oil contract is the real reason for the delay.
Two-thirds of the world's polar bear population may disappear by 2050 if predictions concerning the rate of sea ice melting hold true. Polar bears rely on the ice to capture their food and as the ice disappears their ability to capture food is hampered.
Ottawa (dpa) - The polar bears gaze wistfully across the fragile freezing water in Hudson Bay. Soon, the ice should be strong enough to hold their gigantic bodies which can weigh up to half a ton.
With the advent of winter, when the bears can finall...