Polar bears

March 02, 2020 - 5:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A study by polar bear researchers in Alaska concludes that thermal imaging used by oil exploration companies to detect polar bears in dens works less than half the time. That doesn’t mean polar bears are being disturbed, said researcher Tom Smith, an associate professor of...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise of America's polar bears. The Department of the Interior hopes to conduct a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by the end of the year but environmental groups say they will challenge those plans in federal court and the court of public opinion. Congress did not take a direct vote on opening the refuge. Instead, a provision for lease sales was included in President Donald Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Dec. 2017. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
October 26, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise of America's polar bears. The Department of the Interior hopes to conduct a lease sale in the Arctic...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. Alaska Native and environmental groups sued the Interior Department on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, claiming its agencies have withheld information regarding its preparation for a petroleum lease sale in the refuge. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 7:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native organization and three environmental groups sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, claiming its agencies withheld information regarding preparations for the sale of oil and gas leases in the massive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The lawsuit...
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This image taken from video released by @putoranatour/Oleg Krashevsky on Monday, June 17, 2019, shows a polar bear crossing a road in Norilsk, Russia. An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. (Oleg Krashevsky@putoranatour via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 12:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and treatment. The bear was spotted earlier this week in Norilsk, a city of 175,000 people that above the Arctic...
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This image taken from video released by @putoranatour/Oleg Krashevsky on Monday, June 17, 2019, shows a polar bear crossing a road in Norilsk, Russia. An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. (Oleg Krashevsky@putoranatour via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 6:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds. Emergency officials in the city of Norilsk in a statement on Tuesday warned local residents about a bear that has been spotted in one city district. Anatoly...
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In this image made from video on Monday, April 22, 2019, rescue workers release a polar bear somewhere in Chukotka, Russian Far East. A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2019 - 10:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A polar bear which was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home. The exhausted-looking animal apparently traveled on an ice floe from the remote, sparsely populated Chukotka to a village on Kamchatka...
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The polar bear cub Hertha plays with a ball of soccer club Hertha BSC, after the announcing of her name, at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The Berlin soccer club is the sponsor of the bear and decide for the name of the animal, who was born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 02, 2019 - 11:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — It's Hertha. Berlin's Tierpark zoo has unveiled the much-anticipated name of its new star attraction, a 4-month-old polar bear cub. Hertha, born on Dec. 1, is named after the German capital's eponymous top league soccer club, which is sponsoring the animal. The club's mascot — a brown...
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A female polar bear baby walks with its mother Tonja through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin, Friday, March 15, 2019. The still unnamed bear, born Dec. 1, 2018 at the Tierpark, is presented to the public for the first time. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 15, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity. The bear, who hasn't been named, was born Dec. 1 and the zoo says she's developing well. She was allowed to...
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In this image taken from video, a mother polar polar bear and two cubs walk across the courtyard of a residential block, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya, Russia. Russian wildlife specialists are heading to the Arctic archipelago to try to resolve why the polar bears have moved into the area. More than 50 bears have been spotted in the archipelago’s main town of Belushya Guba. (@muah_irinaelis via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 5:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area. It's not the first time that polar bears have come to Novaya Zemlya, but their numbers...
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