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Polar bear found starved to death

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Polar bears may require feedings by humans to survive

According to a research paper released this week, some of the world's polar bears may need supplemental feedings by humans in order to survive.
In the Media by Angela Harris

Rare video surfaces of polar bear mom nursing cubs

Churchill - 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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Op-Ed: 'Frozen Planet' — Brazen fakery or much ado about nothing?

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?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

US gov’t gags another climate scientist

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Polar bears uncover and smash spy cams

Spy cameras released by the BBC to track the activities of Polar bears in their snowy environment were not received well as the devices were smashed by the bears.
In the Media by William Charles Baker

Pilot program at Toronto Zoo looks to conserve energy

Toronto - 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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Nunavut says Polar Bears do not need special protection

Iqaluit - Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice is considering what to do with the status of polar bears in Canada. The current listing as a species of "special concern" is under review.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Polar Bear Living on the Edge of Extinction

The ongoing fight for the Polar Bear. Melting ice caps due to global warming are threatening the extinction of this amazing animal.
In the Media by LeRoy French - 16 comments

Polar Bear Chomps On Zoo Patron In Germany

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Five Countries Declare Polar Bears Threatened by Climate Change

Five countries issued a joint statement on Thursday identifying climate change as “the most important long-term threat” to the bears.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 10 comments

Genetics And Common Sense Sheds Light On Fruitless Situation At A Japanese Zoo

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.
In the Media by Nikki Weingartner - 2 comments

Polar bears starving, drowning and resorting to cannibalism as Artic ice melts

With the Arctic ice receding, polar bears are starving, drowning, and even resorting to cannibalism as a result of the lack of access to their normal food sources.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 8 comments

Why Should Polar Bears be protected as a Threatened Species?

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.
In the Media by Steve Bellah - 1 comment

Report Says Climate Change Hitting Arctic Faster, Harder

Climate change is having a greater and faster impact on the Arctic than previously thought, according to a new study by the global conservation organization WWF.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

U.S. Blocks Report On Arctic Area As It Prepares Auctioning It Off

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Critics Say Oil Interests Delaying Polar Bear Endangered Species Ruling

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.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 3 comments

U.S. Geological Survey: 16,000 Polar Bears Will Disappear by 2050

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 11 comments

Invisible Polar Bears in Arctic?

Polar bears look invisible when viewed with Infra red scanning, and Jessica Preciado finds the reason why.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Lords Of The Arctic Go Hungry In The Heat

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...
In the Media by Thomas Burmeister

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