Polar bears are everywhere. Everywhere, that is, but where they should be: on ice floes in the far, far North. It was time to see these big white guys in the wild before it was too late.
Polar bears and other wildlife in the Arctic just got a crucial break. On Wednesday, an appeals court said the federal Interior department wrongly sold leases to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska.
Hang in there, polar bears. This holiday season, condoms are coming to the rescue.
All I see is fur. Part of a claw, some paw. Suddenly, in a flash of sunlight, I know. A polar bear. Alive and enormous, bobbing down and up in waves and tilting like a buoy.
Not many get to see polar bears in the wild. Most who do take a Tundra Buggy tour, riding in giant tank-like buses. Others see the bears from the decks of cruise ships plowing through the Arctic Oceans. But very few ever actually walk among the bears.
When Elsa Bailey turned 100 last May, she still had a bucket list. And on it was her desire to see a polar bear in the wild. Last week Bailey got to realize her dream when she traveled to Churchill, Manitoba as the guest of Natural Habitat Adventures.
Unless you're living in the Maldives and your island is sinking, it is difficult for subtle changes in weather to motivate people to modify their consumption habits or to vote in a way that may address the problem.
Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.
If you're feeling sad for you and your kids and the many delightful hours you spent watching Gus in his plate glass cell, take a moment to mourn the life he lead for your enjoyment. And then celebrate that he is finally free.
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Here is just a bit of what we've learned in recent years about some of the things that the science community thinks climate change is going to negatively affect, or even ruin.
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What do polar bears, orangutans, the Walt Disney Company, Cheetos, recycled fundraising schemes and corporate shakedowns have in common? It's just another day on the social activism front.
At a recent international meeting to protect species from international trade, Canada pressured countries to oppose a proposal supported by both the U.S. and Russia to prohibit international trade in polar bear parts and products.
Watching the planet's animals in motion offers a front-row view on an age-old drama where the marvels of adaptation are on stage.