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Grizzly Bears

The Brewing Battle Over Grizzly Delisting and Trophy Hunting in the Yellowstone Ecosystem

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In recent years, the HSUS and other animal welfare and conservation organizations have struggled in one arena after another to prevent the government and trophy hunting lobbies from enabling or conducting mass and inhumane killings of these still-recovering predators.

Feds Set To Drop Protections For Yellowstone Grizzlies, Hunting Spree Likely

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

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Alaska: Land of Bears, Eagles, and Leaping Whales

Don Mankin | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

The humpback whale shot into the air a few feet off the side of the boat, so close I could see the barnacles on his nose, drops of water roll off his ...

What's Learned From the Killing of Blaze, the Grizzly Bear

Carl Safina | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

No serious person trivializes the tragic loss of the hiker. Killing the bear, though, could not bring the hiker back. Nor does killing Blaze ensure safety for hikers; there are other bears with cubs in Yellowstone.

Killing the Grizzly Bear Who Killed a Man in Yellowstone and Her Cubs Is a Horrific Idea

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

My heart goes out to the man who was killed and to his family and friends. And, I know others would agree that this is an incredibly sad event -- but that the bears shouldn't be killed. Killing the bears is not euthanasia, but rather premeditated slaughter or murder.

VIDEO: Rescued Brown Bear Cubs Play at Alaska Zoo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

Three orphaned brown bear cubs -- which were rescued earlier this month on Kodiak Island after their mother was killed by a hunter -- wake up from a...

Q&A With Ian McAllister: Protecting the World's Largest Remaining Temperate Rainforest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

If you visit Canada's Great Bear Rainforest -- and you should -- you'd be lucky to have Ian McAllister as your guide. His knowledge of the world's largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest is unparalleled, and his passion for conserving it is contagious.

New Hope for an Ancient Forest

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

On tonight's episode of PBS's EARTH A New Wild, host M. Sanjayan travels deep into some of the most spectacular forests on the planet, from uncharted areas of the Amazon to the jungles of Sumatra. But this isn't your typical nature documentary. Tonight's episode demonstrates that in forests around the world, nature and people can thrive together.

Is Grand Teton Hunt Right in 21st Century?

Todd Wilkinson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Todd Wilkinson

Tom Mangelsen savors the quiet fall. The renowned Jackson Hole wildlife photographer, who has traveled to every continent in search of remarkable animal imagery, considers the autumn mating ritual of North American elk to be among the greatest spectacles of nature.

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: ...

Grizzly Bear Takes A Swing At This Guy's Camera

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

If you're going to stick a camera in the middle of the wilderness, don't be surprised when the "wild" shows up. Brad Josephs, a Natural Habitat Adv...

'Baaaaaaaad' Politics

Travis Bruner | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

The idea of it -- sheep grazing high in the mountains of the rugged West, lambs tagging along behind their mothers, shepherds on horseback and dogs ke...

Huffington Magazine This Week: Into the Wild

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Kate Sheppard explores the fate of one of America's most iconic species -- the grizzly bear.

This 300-Pound Bear Just Had Major Surgery

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

It's not every day that veterinarians have to operate on a 300-pound grizzly bear, but that's just what Colorado State University doctors had to do th...

Huffington Issue 89: Grizzly Bears, Thrive And More

Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we explore the fragile fate of the grizzly bear in the American west, as it faces removal from the endang...

Kate Sheppard

In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A stand of dead whitebark pine atop Packsaddle Peak in Montana, killed by an infestation of mountain pine beetles. (Kate Sheppard) On a cold, o...

The Animals of Alaska, Second of a Few Journal Entries; Day 4

Ken White | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

It is the last day of August and it is snowing. Heavily. A mother grizzly bear and two cubs are grazing for berries on the many colored, bouncy tundra.

LOOK: Will Changing Arctic Bring Weird Animal Mashups?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science

What happens when a beluga whale mates with a narwhal? Or when polar and grizzly bears have cubs? Pittsburgh-based artist Nickolay Lamm has created...

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Geological Survey Office Braces For Potential Government Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Jeff Kershner remembers the last time the government shut down. Back in the mid-1990s, Kershner was with the Forest Service at their Logan, Idaho, off...

Get Ready To See More Grizzlies

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Encounters between bears and humans are likely to increase in Yellowstone Nation...

LOOK: Baby Bear Brings Back Gangnam Style

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

It's been just about enough time for 'Gangnam Style' to have slipped to the back of our minds, but this baby bear isn't having it. Story continues ...

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

WATCH: What It's Like To Be Eaten By A Grizzly Bear

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

Let's say you're a fish swimming blissfully through the pristine waters of an Alaskan river. Suddenly, you're snatched up by a massive grizzly bear, w...

National Park Announces Big Problem

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Officials at Yellowstone National Park say grizzly bears are emerging from their dens. Park of...