Polar bears

In this undated photo provided by Eric Regehr, polar bears are seen on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Circle. A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr of the University of Washington says the Chukchi may be buffered from some effects of ice loss. Regehr says polar bears can build fat reserves and the Chukchi's abundant seal population may allow bears to compensate for a loss of hunting time on ice. (AP Photo Eric Regehr via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 8:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change. But university and...
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September 04, 2018 - 3:08 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in...
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Authorities search the coastline, Saturday, July 28, 2018, after a polar bear attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. (Gustav Busch Arntsen/Governor of Svalbard/NTB Scanpix via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 8:39 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities on Monday defended the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away. Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo said two members of the 12-man crew...
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Authorities search the coastline, Saturday, July 28, 2018, after a polar bear attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on the Svalbard archipelago archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. (Gustav Busch Arntsen/Governor of Svalbard/NTB Scanpix via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 6:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway...
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This June 5, 2009 photo released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an adult ringed seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. An ice seal that's the main prey of Alaska's polar bears will receive threatened species protection. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, overturned a District Court decision and said the National Marine Fisheries Service acted properly in listing ringed seals. (Mike Cameron/NOAA via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 6:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A seal that depends on Arctic sea ice for reproduction will receive threatened species protection, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. A three-judge panel overturned a lower court decision and ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service acted properly...
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Gloria Echeverria watches as Los Angeles police officers close off a street where a shooting occurred at a middle school in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Two students were shot inside the middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
February 01, 2018 - 7:43 pm
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February 01, 2018 - 5:06 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Anthony Pagano, University of California, Santa Cruz (THE CONVERSATION) Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists,...
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This April 20, 2015 photo provided by Busch Gardens shows a polar bear wearing a GPS video-camera collar lying on a chunk of sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. A new study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they are supposed to be beefing up. Scientists blame climate change for shrinking the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that the polar bears need for hunting.(Maria Spriggs/Busch Gardens via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that bears need for...
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January 03, 2018 - 6:58 am
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo is offering half-priced admission while a bitter cold wave sweeps the South, giving visitors a chance to see polar bears frolic in their kind of weather. Zoo visitors, however, shouldn't expect to see any lions, elephants or gorillas native to Africa on...
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December 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991...
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