polar bears

No Safe Haven for Polar Bears in Warming Arctic

No Safe Haven for Polar Bears in Warming Arctic

By Tim Radford The world of the polar bear is shrinking—everywhere. New research by scientists in the U.S. confirms that each of the 19 known populations of Ursus maritimus is increasingly affected by the earlier sea ice melt in the Arctic spring, and the later arrival of ice every autumn. Polar bears are affected by […]

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    No Safe Haven for Polar Bears in Warming Arctic

    No Safe Haven for Polar Bears in Warming Arctic

    By Tim Radford The world of the polar bear is shrinking—everywhere. New research by scientists in the U.S. confirms that each of the 19 known populations of Ursus maritimus is increasingly affected by the earlier sea ice melt in the Arctic spring, and the later arrival of ice every autumn. Polar bears are affected by […]

    Hungry Polar Bears Trap Scientists Inside Arctic Weather Station

    Hungry Polar Bears Trap Scientists Inside Arctic Weather Station

    A team of Russian scientists on a remote Arctic island were rescued by a passing ship after being trapped for days inside their weather station by hungry polar bears. The Polar Bear Programme The scientists were staying on Troynoy Island located in the Kara Sea north of Siberia when, on Aug. 31, a polar bear […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]