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    Polar Bear Week Is Almost Here

    Polar Bear Week Is Almost Here

    By Geoff York Whenever I’m fortunate enough to travel north, the stress of daily life seems to fall away with each mile as one goes further away from built environments and closer to raw nature. Returning to Churchill, the small community on the shores of Hudson Bay, is no different. Churchill has a slower pace […]

    Biden Admin. Sued for Giving Big Oil Green Light to Harass Polar Bears, Walruses

    Biden Admin. Sued for Giving Big Oil Green Light to Harass Polar Bears, Walruses

    By Jessica Corbett A coalition of conservation groups sued the Biden administration on Thursday over the U.S. Department of the Interior’s recent rule allowing fossil fuel companies to harass polar bears and walruses while searching and drilling for oil and gas in the Southern Beaufort Sea. Announced last month by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

    Climate Change, Oil Development Threaten Alaska’s Polar Bears

    Climate Change, Oil Development Threaten Alaska’s Polar Bears

    By Jennie Gosché In late 2019, before the world was completely upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was presented a last-minute chance to photograph polar bears outside one of the northernmost villages in the United States — Kaktovik, Alaska. It was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse, and as the COVID-19 pandemic now stretches into summer […]

    Polar Bears Could Be Nearly Gone by 2100, Study Finds

    Polar Bears Could Be Nearly Gone by 2100, Study Finds

    If world governments don’t act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, most polar bear populations will not survive the century, a new study has found. Polar bears, who rely on Arctic sea ice to hunt for seals, have long been a symbol of the impacts of the climate crisis. As the ice melts, they lose the […]

    Polar Bears Are Increasingly Resorting to Cannibalism, Scientists Say

    Polar Bears Are Increasingly Resorting to Cannibalism, Scientists Say

    The fossil fuel industry is driving polar bears to cannibalism. Scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday that there were increasing reports of bears attacking other bears for food, The Moscow Times reported. “Cases of cannibalism among polar bears are a long-established fact, but we’re worried that such cases used to be found […]

    Spray-Painted Polar Bear Shocks and Worries Wildlife Experts

    Spray-Painted Polar Bear Shocks and Worries Wildlife Experts

    A video of a polar bear wandering around the Russian Arctic spray-painted with large numbers and letters has baffled and worried wildlife experts. The footage, shared on Facebook Sunday by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) worker Sergey Kavry, shows the bear walk by with “T-34” sprayed in large black letters on its right side. The T-34 […]

    Trump Admin: There’s No ‘Climate Crisis,’ So Drill Baby Drill

    Trump Admin: There’s No ‘Climate Crisis,’ So Drill Baby Drill

    The Trump administration has asserted that “there is not a climate crisis” as justification for expanding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. E&E first reported Monday that the Bureau of Land Management’s Environmental Impact Statement for expanded drilling in Alaska, released last month, contains stark denier language tucked into the vast appendix, where BLM […]