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2010-06-30 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) and an educational DVD for elementary school students designed to provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The PSAs and DVD are being distributed prior to the July 4th holiday, a time when many people go camping, have outdoor BBQs and light...

2010-05-18 09:30:00

VAIL, Colo., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bear Naked, the natural food company for the everyday adventurer, together with the U.S. Forest Service, will host its second annual Bear Naked Trail Day to clean up the Booth Creek Trail in East Vail on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 a.m. Held in conjunction with the 2010 Teva Mountain Games, the second annual Bear Naked Trail Day will carry its tradition of a complimentary trail head breakfast for all volunteers, featuring Bear Naked 100% Pure & Natural...

2010-05-05 15:59:00

As new spring growth emerges, so do bears, and they are following their stomachs in search of food. RICHMOND, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a healthy and growing black bear population, bear sightings are becoming the norm throughout Virginia. While the highest concentration of bears occurs in the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains and around the Great Dismal Swamp, bears are likely to be seen just about anywhere in Virginia. During the months of April and May bears have left...

2010-04-14 12:37:00

Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of Earth Day to Support the WWF's Year of the Tiger Campaign BOSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual Race Against Extinction is being held this Saturday, April 17th at 11 a.m. in Artesani Park on the Charles River in Boston. Proceeds from this year's event will support the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Year of the Tiger Campaign. Participants will include Cheetahs (experienced and first-time runners), Tortoises (walkers), Gazelles (inline...

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2010-04-04 07:55:00

Canadian environmentalists are asking for stricter conservation measures as the controversial grizzly bear hunt began over the Easter weekend. A group of scientists at two environmental organizations said the kill rate in past seasons exceeded provincial limits and will endanger the animals. "The number of grizzlies being killed in British Columbia is excessive," Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation said in a statement. "The government's own data show that humans are killing more...

2010-03-31 07:53:00

BEAR, Del., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy beginning its recovery, Peter Newmann Investment Club (http://www.pniclub.com/investments.php) is encouraging investors to start rebuilding their nest eggs by offering a $50 bonus for new savings accounts with deposits of more than $1,000. Although the bonus program ends April 30, investors will still benefit from the saving accounts' interest rate of more than 2.5 percent. "If individuals plan to save regularly, but also want the...

2010-03-05 10:00:00

Hunts are of economic importance only to a handful of individuals WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study, The Economics of Polar Bear Trophy Hunting in Canada, jointly released today by Humane Society International and International Fund for Animal Welfare reveals that polar bear hunts provide little economic benefit to Canada's Inuit communities. The study shows that the income derived from polar bear trophy hunting amounts to only a small fraction of Northern Canada's...

2009-11-05 07:07:00

Local Black Bear Information Available Online Archers Prepare for Black Bear Archery Season Bear Check Station Hours of Operation Game Commission Offers Bear Hunting Tips Bear Hunting Bullets HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year's black bear harvest was the second highest on record, and weather permitting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission expects hunters to have similar opportunities afield in the upcoming bear seasons. "Pennsylvania's black bear population...

2009-10-29 10:52:00

BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Neterval, founder of the nonprofit The Race Against Extinction, is running in The ING New York City Marathon and will run a portion of the race in a polar bear costume (mile 18-19 and miles 23-26) to raise awareness for the nonprofit and the need to protect our planet's endangered animals and plants. "The Race Against Extinction" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness among children and their families of...

2009-09-03 18:06:02

Animal authorities in Montana said a grizzly bear accused of multiple home invasions during the past few years has been captured and euthanized. Tim Manley, the investigator charged with tracking down a bear dubbed Albino Basin Male, No. 191, said the approximately 20-year-old animal was captured when it returned Monday to a home it had previously broken into near Condon, Mont., The (Missoula, Mont.) Missoulian reported. Manley said the bear was euthanized Tuesday as a result of its age and...


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Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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