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Bear Kills Mountain Biker Near Glacier National Park

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green

A U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer was mauled to death by a bear, believed to be a grizzly, while mountain biking Wednesday afternoon near ...

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone's grizzlies

The Conversation US | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone...

Somehow, This Guy Gets To Tickle A Grizzly Bear's Feet And Live

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weird News

Adorable... yet deadly. Bella is an orphaned grizzly bear cub at the Montana Grizzly Encounter sanctuary. A new GoPro clip posted on YouTube shows Cas...

World's Rarest Bear Shot And Killed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.25.2016 | Weird News

It's called a "pizzly" or "grolar" bear, and is so rare only a handful of sightings have been confirmed in the wild -- and no one can say for sure how...

Somehow, This Guy Gets To Tickle A Grizzly Bear's Feet And Live

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.22.2016 | Weird News

Adorable... yet deadly. Bella is an orphaned grizzly bear cub at the Montana Grizzly Encounter sanctuary. A new GoPro clip posted on YouTube shows Cas...

Grizzly Bear Delisting: Lessons from Scarface and Science

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

In March 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed delisting the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in portions of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. As mandated by the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Service opened a 60-day public comment period.

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.29.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Protecting animals in the Rage of Humanity: A conversation with world renowned photographer Tom Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson who ...

Feds Propose Lifting Protections For Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green

By Ruffin Prevost CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed on Thursday stripping Endangered Species Act protections from the...

Jaws, Section III -- More Toothy Customers, From Lions to Tasmanian Devils: Animal Planet On the Looney Front, Part 12

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Laughing hyenas really do sound as if they're laughing, the sort of maniacal screeches you get at an executive meeting of your favorite company or organization.

A Wild Salmon Talks Smack to a GMO Fish

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Call me Sam. I'm on a heroic, Homeric journey that's taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then unerringly returned as an older and wiser salmon to these my natal waters.

The Iconic Grizzly Bear Returns

Jordan Schaul | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science
Jordan Schaul

Acclaimed photographer Tom Mangelsen and noted journalist Todd Wilkinson just released the book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, which is memoir of sorts o...

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 07.27.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.19.2016 | 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 Alaska to record t...

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 07.18.2016 | 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

When most men get married, they choose a sibling, a childhood buddy, an old roommate or similarly close friend to stand up in the wedding as their bes...

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, big and potentially ma...

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)...