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2011-07-08 07:40:00

A team of international scientists has found that all living polar bears descend from a single mama brown bear.

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2011-07-02 06:15:34

A District Court Judge has ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service acted correctly in listing polar bears as a threatened species, rebuffing a pair of opposing legal challenges to the creature's classification on the endangered species list.

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2011-04-15 06:15:00

Russia, reneging on an agreement made with the United States allowing a quota of 29 polar bears to be hunted, posted a statement on its website saying it will not allow the animals to be hunted in its far north polar region.

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2011-02-08 18:35:00

University of Alberta researchers studied the reproductive ecology of polar bears in Hudson Bay and have linked declining litter sizes with loss of sea ice.

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2011-02-04 11:35:00

A short-term victory for polar bears came from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday, but outraged local leaders said the ruling would cost jobs.

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2011-01-26 07:10:00

Scientists studying polar bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, were amazed to witness one polar bear that swam continuously for more than nine days, covering some 426 miles, in search of sea ice.

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2010-12-24 06:20:00

Environmental groups accused the Obama administration on Thursday of failing to ensure the survival of polar bears, after the administration declined to list the Arctic animals as endangered.

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2010-12-21 14:27:37

Researchers say polar bears could face brighter future.

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2010-11-26 13:00:00

The Obama administration is setting aside more than 187,000 square miles (120 million acres) along the northern coast of Alaska designating it as a “critical habitat” for polar bears.

2010-05-27 15:46:53

Climate change is about more than just polar bears.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.