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Grizzly Bear

Recovery of the Great Bear?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

As was the case for other large carnivores in the lower 48 United States, by the 1960s grizzly bears were nearly extinct. This species had dropped to ...

Loaded for Bear - A Day in the Death of a Grizzly: Canada's Northwest Territories on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.31.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Loaded For Bear - With Spray 'Do you have bear spray,' asks the tourist guy in the hotel in Inuvik, way beyond the Arctic Circle. 'Well, no,' quoths...

Canada's Wondrous Kluane National Park: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.18.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Kluane National Park, 100 miles west of Whitehorse, contains Canada's loftiest peak, 19,551-foot Mt. Logan, and as a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site ...

Watch the Birdie and the Volcanoes: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.13.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Eight hours after leaving Sand Point, Alaska Marine Highway System's good ship, Tustumena, pulls into King Cove, back on the Alaska Peninsula and home to the largest salmon cannery in North America, Peter Pan Fisheries.

Kodiak, Home of Bears and America's Russian Heritage: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.06.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Kodiak Island, 190 miles along the Alaska Peninsula from Homer, is indeed beautiful, carpeted in dark green spruce, with lighter green meadows and hillsides. Snow still streaks its peaks in early June. Not for nothing, is it called Alaska's emerald isle. In fact, the treeless sections resemble parts of Ireland or Scotland.

This Grizzly Bear Thinks Your GoPro Sucks

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weird News

This is what it's like to get smacked down by a grizzly bear. Naturalist Brad Josephs placed a GoPro camera in grizzly territory in Ala...

Now That Yellowstone Killed Blaze Bear, What About Her Cubs? Let Them Go Free

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Blaze, a mother bear who was killed -- not euthanized -- by park employees in Yellowstone National Park after she killed and partially ate an intruding human, has become the "poster bear" for all that is wrong with killing a mother with young cubs at her side.

Bear With Me -- Looking for Grizzlies in the Wild: Alaska's Volcanic West on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.30.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Famed for its large number of magnificent craggy volcanoes and its equally magnificent animal inhabitants -- the fearsome, massive grizzlies -- it was here that Disney shot its 2014 Bears documentary.

This Friendship Between Bear And Man Is Still Going Strong

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.27.2015 | OWN

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Grizzly Bear Rolls Down A Hill Like A Great, Big, Deadly Kid

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.24.2015 | Weird News

  Grizzly bears are among the fiercest predators in nature. But sometimes, they just want to roll downhill.  Acting like a great, ...

Shameful: NPS Kills Bear Protecting Cubs

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.14.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

I recently wrote an article entitled "Urgent: Spare the Bear Who Killed the Hiker." The hiker was reportedly off trail, alone and didn't carry bear spray, all in violation of Park recommendations. The authorities at Yellowstone National Park thought it urgent to kill the captive bear named Blaze.

Yellowstone Regrettably Kills Blaze, the Mother Bear Who Attacked an Off-Trail Hiker

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Blaze, a grizzly bear with a clean record, was killed by Yellowstone National Park workers, and her two surviving cubs will be sent to spend the rest of their lives in a zoo.

Rocking Around the Clock in Denali National Park: To Denali and Fairbanks on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Somebody has indeed sighted a critter - in fact a dirty great grizzly bear at 10 o'clock, across a broad pebble-bottomed river just below a line of spruce.

Urgent: Spare the Bear Who Killed Hiker

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Last week an individual in Yellowstone National Park was reportedly hiking alone, off trail, and without bear spray (all against park recommendations)...

Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the front yard and devoured it in one sitting reports WFTV.

When Sorrow Attacks: Three Conscious Ways to Face Your Pain

Panache Desai | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Courageously facing your pain can be terrifying. However, when you allow your past and present sorrows to flow through you, pain releases its grip. You're then free to walk away with greater awareness, love, and gratitude for the lessons that came from your experience.

The ESA: Taking Noah's Ark Into a Brave New World

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In the past 42 years we've put over 2,000 species of animals and plants on the ESA ark; only 30 have succumbed to extinction. However, some experts protest defining ESA success in terms of species still on the list rather than by the number of species that have recovered.

An Imperfect Safety Net for Carnivore Conservation

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Environmental laws in the U.S. and Canada are a big part of why we still have large carnivores roaming remote mountain valleys, but they provide an imperfect safety net, due to differences in management objectives.

Safe Passages, or How Did the Grizzly Bear Cross the Road?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

One of the busiest Canadian roadways slices through Canada's Banff National Park, creating a lethal corridor for wildlife. In the 1970s, animals died so frequently here that people called the highway the "meat maker."

Could the Golden State Go Grey For Elephants?

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Californians are proud to have a bear adorn their state flag, but by helping stop the illegal trade in ivory through the enactment of this ban, the Golden State would be supporting a global effort to save another symbol of strength and determination.

Delisting the Grizzly Bear...or Not

Stacy Bare | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Stacy Bare

Doug Peacock is considered by many veterans as the godfather of the modern movement to connect those who have been to war with the physical land they fought for when they come home.

The Carnivore Way: All Who Wander Are Not Lost

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

Obstacles to this basic need to roam, such as human development, can provide formidable threats to long-term survival of many species. For the large carnivores, it's not just about losing the freedom to move, it's about losing a natural process.

Is This The Rise Of The Planet Of The Bears?

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

With "Thus Spake Zarathustra" playing, a grizzly bear reached up and grabbed a donut dangling on a wire. Okay, maybe the famous theme from "2001: ...

Montana: Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The glaciers I marveled at on my backpacking trip have shrunk considerably, and even then they were a pale approximation of what they once were.

Gone Too Long: It's Time to Return Grizzly Bears Across the American West

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moving toward dropping Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone National Park, few Americans likely realize the bears occupy a mere 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48 states.