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Hibernation

David Lohr

WATCH: Black Bear Cub Enjoys Family's Backyard Pool

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weird News

A black bear cub took a break from the rigors of fall foraging Thursday to wet his heels in a family's backyard pool. "When I came outside on our d...

West Coast Drought Has Bears Ditching Hibernation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UPDATE: According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that the warmer weather is ca...

Winter Is Coming (But It's Okay If You Don't Want It To)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.

Animal's Odd Sleep Habit Yields Key Insights Into Human Shut-Eye

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Madagascar's fat-tailed dwarf lemur is the only primate known to hibernate. Now, scientists have found that the primate is also the only animal known...

5 Tips For Staying Well During Hibernation Season

Linden Schaffer | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

While hibernation is an essential part of some animals' survival strategy, you can stave off the feelings of the winter blues and keep your spirits high by taking care of your body with a few simple wellness tips.

Save a Marmot: Send Blankets to Colorado

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

It's always exciting to arrive in the spring and figure out who survived hibernation and who did not, see who breeds and who doesn't, and see who disperses and who remains. However, I fear for their survival this winter because they're hibernating without a good blanket.

Bear Hibernated Under Cabin With Stolen Pillows And Blankets

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green

PHILIPSBURG, Mont. (AP) — A 200-pound black bear that swiped some blankets and pillows from a western Montana cabin to line his makeshift den in the...

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: Why Didn't This Man Freeze To Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

2012-02-23-Screenshot20120223at9.28.59AM.jpgDespite the freezing temperatures, snow can actually offer crucial ingredients for survival.

Man Survives Two Months In Snow-Covered Car

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.21.2012 | Good News

Peter Skyllberg, a 44-year-old man from Sweden, survived two months trapped in his snow-covered car due to a "natural igloo" that formed from the air ...

Hibernating in Winter: Heart and Hearth

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

We still have four more weeks until the Vernal Equinox, when we will emerge into the light. Let us use this remaining time of darkness well.

Does a Bear S*&% in the Woods?

David Barton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Barton

Like bears, who eat fruit in the fall intuitively knowing that the sugar will make them fat before they hibernate, we have an intensely strong instinct to get fat in the winter.