Polar bears

Polar bear Venus, right, and her 8-month-old cub of the Ranua Zoo enjoy the snow in the polar bear's enclosure in Ranua, Finnish Lapland on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The snow was donated to the Ranua Wildlife Park by the Ruka ski center some 150 kilometers (90 miles) away, to help cool down the polar bears in temperatures of around 24 degrees Celsius (75 F), but were expected to cool down by weekend. (Marko Junttila/Ranua Zoo via AP)
July 27, 2017 - 11:11 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat — a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland's northern Lapland. A pile of snow has been dumped onto their home at Ranua Wildlife Park, 760 kilometers (470 miles) north of Helsinki...
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In this April 8, 2011, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a polar bear walks across rubble ice in the Alaska portion of the southern Beaufort Sea. Rapid global warming has increased the speed of sea ice drifting off Alaska's northern coasts and polar bears are paying a price, according to a new federal study. (Mike Lockhart/USGS via AP)
June 08, 2017 - 3:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska's coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says. Most sea ice moves throughout the year and the iconic white bears are on a perpetual walk to stay within their preferred...
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In this undated image taken by a remote camera and provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a polar bear and her young cub stand next to a causeway bridge leading to an artificial island oil production platform in the Beaufort Sea in Alaska. Hilcorp Alaska oil field workers in December spotted the den alongside the bridge and restricted activity to make sure the female was not disturbed. The mother and her cub emerged March 18, stayed near the den for two weeks and headed out to see to hunt for seals. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 4:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pregnant polar bear seeking to dig her maternity den chose an unlikely spot: a snow drift along a bridge leading to an artificial production island off the north coast of Alaska. As a threatened species, polar bears are entitled to peaceful pregnancies and the operating...
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May 01, 2017 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Alaska and oil and gas industry groups protesting the government's designation of more than 187,000 square miles in the state as critical habitat for threatened polar bears. The justice on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling...
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