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Ban On Polar Bear Trade Blocked
2013-03-07 16:44:09

After a long and heated debate, a US-proposed ban on the trade of polar bear parts was voted down on Thursday at a major international conference on wildlife trade.

Polar Bears Will Remain Protected Under Endangered Species Act
2013-03-03 06:38:25

The US government and the polar bear won an important court ruling on Friday, as an appeals court deemed that the Bush administration had acted reasonably when they decided to list the Arctic mammal as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change.

Polar Bear Conservation: International Polar Bear Day
2013-02-27 05:01:55

February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, sponsored and led by Polar Bear International. This special day is meant to raise awareness of the bear's plight, and the damage that humans are inflicting with global warming.

Polar Bears Threatened By Climate Change, Action Urged Now
2013-02-06 05:34:00

An international group of scientists, led by a University of Alberta polar bear researcher, is urging governments to prepare for rapid Arctic ecosystem change to deal with a climate change catastrophe for the polar bears.

Polar Bears Head To Court
2012-10-20 09:00:53

A group of plaintiffs has appealed a federal court ruling from last year that upheld the 2008 Interior Department's designation of polar bears as a threatened species.

DNA Shows Polar Bears Are Ancient, And Related To Brown Bears
2012-07-24 06:04:18

New research suggests polar bears and brown bears come from the same DNA as ancient bears and that polar bear populations changed with climatic events over the past million years.

Polar Bears Turning To Cannibalism To Survive
2011-12-09 08:26:25

One prominent wildlife expert and photojournalist has gathered pictures proving that arctic polar bears trapped on land will turn to cannibalism in order to survive.

Alaska Wants To Delist Polar Bears From Threatened Status
2011-08-30 12:24:42

The state of Alaska is planning on appealing a judge's ruling that continues to list the polar bear as a threatened species.

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2011-07-20 09:05:02

As their icy Arctic habitat melts, polar bear mothers and their cubs are forced to swim long distances, which expose the cubs to higher mortality rates than cubs who do not have to swim as far, a study shows.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.