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Polar Bear Researcher Cleared Of Scientific Misconduct
2012-09-30 07:50:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The scientist who helped bring the plight of the polar bear to the public's attention and helped get the creatures listed as a threatened species has been reprimanded by federal investigators for sharing internal government emails without authorization, but was cleared of scientific misconduct, according to reports. The results of the Office of the Inspector General for the Interior Department investigation into the conduct of...

Investigation Into Climate Change Report Concludes, Scientists Claim Persecution
2012-08-14 15:03:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A two-year federal investigation into a climate change report by a pair of government scientists has finally concluded, but the results are being withheld, according to their lawyer. The conclusion of the investigation is the latest episode in an on-going saga that has included charges of “integrity issues” with the report and the pair of scientists alleging persecution within the Department of the Interior (DOI). The...

Polar Bears Older Than Thought, Have Distinct Lineage
2012-04-20 04:57:25

Polar bears have been around much longer than previously believed, and likely interbred with brown bears at one point after the two species separated, according to a Germany study published Friday in the journal Science. The researchers examined mitochondrial DNA, a special "additional genome" that lives in the cell's energy factories and is passed on only from the mother, from polar bears, brown bears and black bears.  They found that the brown bear and polar bear ancestral lines...

Bering Sea Seal Survey Undertaken By Russian And US Scientists
2012-04-11 09:25:58

Researchers from Russia and the US want to estimate the number of seals in the Bering Sea region to learn what types of seals are in the region and how they are affected as sea ice, which some species depend on, shrinks due to climate change in the region. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is considering listing one or more species as threatened, writes Dan Joling of the Associated Press (AP). The agency is specifically reviewing the ribbon seal, and will also...

2012-03-29 21:54:57

Study examined blood level changes in PCBs over a decade It's never been easy to be a polar bear. They may have to go months without eating. Their preferred food, seal, requires enormous luck and patience to catch. Add to that the melting of Arctic sea ice due to climate change, and the poisoning of the Arctic by toxic chemicals, and it's easy to see why polar bears worldwide are in trouble. Among all the bad news, however, comes one possible bright spot. In a study of PCBs in polar...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Grizzly Creek Films Presents AMERICA THE WILD with Casey Anderson. “Wolverine King” Premieres in Primetime Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series then moves to Mondays, beginning with “Grand Canyon Safari” Monday, March 12 on Nat Geo Wild. Find your local airtime: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/schedule/wild BOZEMAN, MONTANA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 AMERICA THE WILD on Nat Geo WILD features award-winning presenter Casey Anderson on a series of...

2012-03-01 14:05:00

The Explore blog brings you exciting, informative, and inspiring wildlife conservation features, zoo and aquarium stories, and profiles. Be sure to visit http://wildexplorer.org to get your wild animal fix. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 February 27th was designated as International Polar Bear Day by Polar Bears International (PBI). Rising temperatures in the Arctic have caused sea ice to melt earlier in the season than in years past, so this year for International Polar Bear Day,...

2012-02-28 12:10:00

Baltimore, Northern Virginia, DC region's leading portable restroom rental company provides discounted porta potty rentals as a way to give back to community. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 Gotügo, a leading provider of portable restrooms in Baltimore, Northern Virginia and the DC metro areas, has taken an active role in giving back to the local community through generously donating time and services to area non-profits such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Habitat for...


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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...

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...

Syrian Brown Bear, Ursus arctos syriacus
2012-04-27 19:36:24

The Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) is a native species to Eurasia. It is a slightly small species of brown bear. Its range includes Northern Armenia, Kopet Dag, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan Talysh, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Its range also includes the former Soviet Union. This bear is extinct in Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and in more recent years it has become extinct in Syria. Due to habitat loss and poaching, the Syrian brown bear population is declining. The bear is also hunted for its bile,...

Syrian Brown Bear
2012-01-17 18:14:18

Brown bears as a group are one of the largest type of bears, second only to polar bears with the Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) being one of the smallest subspecies of brown bears.  Found generally in the mountainous areas in the countries of Iran, Iraq and Turkey and in parts of the former Soviet Union to include Abkhazia, Karabakh, Transcaucasia, Talysh and northern Armenia. These bears find hollow birch trees that flourish in the higher elevations, moreso than pine and other...

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