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    These Eye-Opening Memes Show the Real 10-Year Challenge

    These Eye-Opening Memes Show the Real 10-Year Challenge

    Before-and-after photos of your friends have probably taken over your Facebook and Instagram feeds, but environmentalists are using the #10YearChallenge to insert a dose of truth. Memes of shrinking glaciers, emaciated polar bears and coral bleaching certainly subvert the feel-good viral sensation, but these jarring images really show our planet in a worrying state of […]

    Even Polar Bear Cubs Can’t Escape Plastic Pollution

    Even Polar Bear Cubs Can’t Escape Plastic Pollution

    By Allison Guy Plastic bags are often stamped with an all-caps warning: This bag is not a toy. Unfortunately, polar bear moms don’t have much control over their kids’ playthings. British wildlife photographer Kevin Morgans recently spotted this polar bear and her boisterous cubs while sailing through Liefdefjorden, a fjord in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. The […]

    Feds Receive First Application to Explore ANWR for Oil

    Feds Receive First Application to Explore ANWR for Oil

    The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management office in Alaska received a plan to conduct extensive, 3-D seismic testing in search of oil on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) this winter. The plan—submitted by surveying services SAExploration, Inc. and its partners Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and the Kaktovik Inupiat Corporation—is […]

    Polar Bears Could Be Struggling to Catch Enough Prey, Study Shows

    Polar Bears Could Be Struggling to Catch Enough Prey, Study Shows

    By Daisy Dunne Polar bears could be failing to hunt enough seals to meet their energy demands, new research suggests. A study tracking the behavior of nine female bears from 2014 to 2016 over the Beaufort Sea found that some of the animals exerted so much energy during the hunting season that they lost up […]

    Trump Green Lights Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat

    Trump Green Lights Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat

    The Trump administration released an environmental review Thursday of Hilcorp Alaska’s Arctic offshore drilling development. Hilcorp plans to build a 9-acre artificial island and 5.6-mile pipeline in the Beaufort Sea for its offshore drilling project. The Trump administration’s draft environmental impact statement proposes to greenlight the dangerous drilling plan, which would be a first for […]

    Global Action on Climate Change Needed to S​ave Polar Bears From Extinction

    Global Action on Climate Change Needed to S​ave Polar Bears From Extinction

    Curbing global greenhouse gas emissions is the “single most important” action needed to protect polar bears, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urged Monday. No safe haven for polar bears in warming Arctic. via @EcoWatch https://t.co/TlLyTv6MLr ACT NOW to #SaveTheArctic: https://t.co/G3PwrlgHFw pic.twitter.com/UFmd4C2IFJ — Money For Change (@moneyforchange_) October 4, 2016 Writing in a conservation […]

    This Photographer Has Amassed the World’s Largest Collection of Climate Change Images

    This Photographer Has Amassed the World’s Largest Collection of Climate Change Images

    For the past 13 years, award-winning environmental photographer Ashley Cooper has traveled across seven continents, amassing the world’s largest collection of climate change images. [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1357334770946123/ expand=1] His work can be viewed on Global Warming Images as well as his new 416-page photo book, Images From a Warming Planet, featuring 500 of his best images. […]