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2009-03-18 23:27:12

Representatives of five countries are meeting in Norway to discuss the ongoing conservation of polar bears. Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Norway, Russia and the United States last met in Oslo in 1981, when they voted to extend their 1973 protection agreement indefinitely, the Norway Post reported Wednesday. The World Wildlife Federation, however, said the meeting has excluded outside groups and other observers from parts of the meeting that involve discussion of climate change. We do not know...

2009-03-16 13:41:53

Norway’s Environment and Development Minister warned on Monday that melting Arctic ice is threatening the habitat of polar bears.

2009-01-17 08:07:52

The first Canadian federal summit on the environmental plight of polar bears has concluded with considerable differences of opinion in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice hosted the meeting of scientists, wildlife officials and Inuit leaders, the Globe and Mail reported Saturday. Canada is home to about 15,000 polar bears, about two-thirds of the world population, in 13 distinct areas.

2008-12-15 14:33:55

As polar bears adapt to a warming Arctic - frozen seascape that cleaves earlier each spring - they may find relief in an unlikely source: snow goose eggs.

2008-11-26 08:50:56

Zookeepers in Kushiro, Japan, said they have discovered the problem preventing their pair of polar bears from mating -- the animals are both female. The zookeepers said the Kushiro municipal zoo obtained a polar bear named Tsuyoshi three years ago as a cub and officials said they were baffled when the bear refused to mate with the zoo's 11-year-old female, Kurumi, after the animals were introduced in June, CNN reported Wednesday. Zoo officials said Tsuyoshi was put under anesthesia earlier in...

2008-11-26 09:55:00

In a zoo in northern Japan, handlers of a popular polar bear were in for a surprise when they brought him in to mate with a female and found that he, was in fact, a she.

2008-10-07 09:00:28

By Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The federal government will designate "critical habitat" for polar bears in the ocean off Alaska's coast, a decision that could add restrictions to future offshore petroleum exploration or drilling.

2008-10-07 06:30:00

Three conservation groups have reached a settlement with federal officials on polar bear habitat.

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation, the nation's leading legal watchdog for property rights and a balanced approach to environmental protection, today filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's listing of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, because the government's own scientific studies say the polar bear is not threatened.

2008-09-10 18:00:20

POLAR bears are incredible hulks but this might be the first time one resembled the comic book hero. Three of the animals at Japan's Higashiyama Zoo turned green after swimming in algae in their moat.

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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.