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Keyword: polarbear

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  • Please don't shoot me! Business owner begged for his life...killed during botched robbery

    03/20/2015 1:30:17 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 156 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 March 2015 | Kahleda Rahman for MailOnline
    James Stuhlman was killed as he took his labradoodle on a walk at night Two 15-year-old boys have been charged with the married father's murder A 14-year-old arrested on lesser charges and is co-operating with police The 51-year-old pleaded 'Please don't shoot me' repeatedly, police say Usually took nightly walks with his daughter, 13, but was alone that night
  • Tourist in Svalbard during solar eclipse mauled by polar bear

    03/19/2015 10:39:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 19 Mar 2015 | Our Foreign Staff
    A tourist visiting Svalbard in Norway's Arctic during the solar eclipse has been mauled by a polar bear, said police. The Czech man, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries when a bear attacked the tent he was sleeping in on the remote archipelago. Some 3,000 polar bears live in the region, outnumbering the 2,500 inhabitants.
  • Please Halp This Poor Creature

    02/20/2015 3:07:28 AM PST · by 9thLife · 21 replies
    A melting ice cap ^ | 02-20-2015 | self
  • Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’

    05/31/2014 7:09:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.” Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did not include them in their official estimate — but the polar bear group did include other subpopulation estimates. PBSG has for years said...
  • Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’

    05/31/2014 8:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right — especially when under intense public pressure for answers. Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”
  • Polar bear stats fudged ‘to satisfy public demand,’ researchers say

    06/02/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Polar bear population counts are estimates only, derived from the most “rudimentary” of scientific knowledge and made up largely to meet the expectations of the public, researchers said in an email to a science blogger. Dag Vongraven, chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, sent an email to Polar Bear Science blogger Susan Crockford to clarify that a report that’s about to go public to give updates on the animal’s worldwide population level contains estimates, not hard facts. “As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total...
  • Scientists Admit Polar Bear Numbers Were Made Up To ‘Satisfy Public Demand’

    06/02/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/30/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right — especially when under intense public pressure for answers. Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.” Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did...
  • PA:Cops: North Wales teen arrested for punching man who was out running in Lansdale

    11/23/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    thereporteronline.com ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Michael Goldberg
    LANSDALE >> A North Wales teen is accused of chasing and then punching a man who was out running in Lansdale because the teen felt “disrespected,” according to police. Da’Quan McClendon, 18, of the 200 block of South Third Street, faces misdemeanor counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct, as well as a summary count of harassment, in connection with the alleged Nov. 11 incident. Lansdale police said that around 5:30 p.m. that evening, officers responded to the vicinity of Church Road and East Hancock Street for a reported disturbance involving a man accosted by four males who were seen...
  • Geriatric Polar Bear Is Enjoying This Heat Wave Even If You Aren't

    05/19/2014 3:51:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., May 15 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    We get it: the last two days have been "miserably hot." You want your San Francisco fog back so you can cool off. Plus, you miss your hoodie. But you know who isn't complaining -- this 33-year-old polar bear named Uulu who spent the last two days in this heat taking leisurely dips in her pool at the San Francisco Zoo. According to zookeepers, the elderly bear is living life like she's still a cub. Ahhh, the bourgeois life of a zoo animal.
  • 2 Arrests Made In Detroit Mob Attack On Man

    04/05/2014 5:18:01 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 56 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 05 April 2014 | Ed White
    Two Detroit teenagers were arrested Saturday in an attack on a suburban man who was brutally beaten by a mob after accidentally striking a boy with his pickup truck. Steve Utash remained in critical condition Saturday. Utash is white; Detroit is more than 80 percent black.
  • ANOTHER Horrific & Senseless Black-on-White Beating – Boy’s Nose Dangles From Face (Video)

    03/30/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    David Egan, a 16 year-old from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia was beaten so badly in the locker room that his nose was dangling from his face. The Blaze reported: It was all over a pair of missing tennis shoes. David Egan, 16, was confronted by another 16-year-old male student in their high school locker room apparently over the missing shoes — and then Egan was beaten so severely by the unnamed student that he needed reconstructive surgery to reattach his nose to his skull. The brutal assault was captured by other students and posted on the internet. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The...
  • Hikers woken by screams during Labrador polar bear attack ( Canada )

    08/17/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 17, 2013
    Maine man badly injured in Torngat Mountains National Park. A U.S. hiker vividly recalls the night one of his fellow campers was pulled from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Maine, was badly injured during the attack at around 1:30 a.m. AT on July 24. Richard Eisenberg was with Dyer and six other hikers as part of a Sierra Club hiking trip to the remote park. He said the group woke up to the sounds of Dyer screaming as he was dragged from his tent....
  • Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals

    07/22/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-22-2013 | Staff
    Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded than adult seals because of shrinking sea ice cover caused by recent warming in the North Atlantic, according to a Duke University study. "Stranding rates for the region's adult seals have generally not gone up as sea ice cover has declined; it's the young-of-the-year animals who are stranding (those less than one year old)," said David Johnston, a research scientist at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. "And it's not just the weakest pups—those with low genetic diversity and presumably lower ability to...
  • The animal trainer who's best friend is a polar bear

    03/07/2013 11:06:10 AM PST · by marthemaria · 34 replies
    Grizzly man Mark Dumas and Agee the polar bear do everything together. They swim together, wrestle together, roll in the grass together... even nap together. They have been polar pals since Agee was six weeks old and the colossal mammal even lived in Mark's home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed. Mark, 60, said: 'If anyone else tried this they would end up as Agee's dinner. ‘I have worked with bears in this way for over 40 years, so I can read Agee's body language and know how to behave safely around...
  • Meet the new Knut: Zoo crowds wowed by tragic polar bear’s sister who... could be even cuter

    03/30/2012 5:09:33 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    The half-sister of late celebrity polar bear Knut made her debut in Germany this week - and she may have even more star quality than him. Anori has the same father but a different mother to the troubled Knut who collapsed and died from a brain tumour aged just four a year ago. Unlike Knut, she was not abandoned at birth by her mother but appeared in public with her at Wuppertal Zoo.
  • Ancestry of polar bears traced to Ireland

    07/07/2011 12:36:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 29 replies
    Penn State ^ | July 7, 2011 | Unknown
    An international team of scientists has discovered that the female ancestor of all living polar bears was a brown bear that lived in the vicinity of present-day Britain and Ireland just prior to the peak of the last ice age -- 20,000 to 50,000 years ago. Beth Shapiro, the Shaffer Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University and one of the team's leaders, explained that climate changes affecting the North Atlantic ice sheet probably gave rise to periodic overlaps in bear habitats. These overlaps then led to hybridization, or interbreeding -- an event that caused maternal DNA from brown...
  • Knut drowned in his pool after suffering from brain swelling

    04/02/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 22 replies
    The Dailymail UK ^ | April 1, 2011 | Daily Mail UKReporter
    Encephalitis 'was probably caused by an infection which he may have carried undetected for weeks' ...
  • Knut the polar bear died after suffering epileptic fit, ...

    03/27/2011 3:58:39 PM PDT · by algernonpj · 70 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | March 27, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Celebrity polar bear Knut died after an epileptic fit, medics have said. A CAT scan revealed abnormalities in his brain and neurologists said he may have inherited epilepsy from his father Lars, also a sufferer. ...
  • Berlin zoo: Brain problems led to Knut's death

    03/22/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 22, 1:05 PM EDT | Staff
    Brain problems apparently caused the shockingly early death of Knut, Germany's four-year-old celebrity polar bear, the Berlin Zoo said Tuesday. Initial findings from a necropsy performed Monday by an institute in the German capital showed "significant changes to the brain, which can be viewed as a reason for the polar bear's sudden death," the zoo said in a statement. The zoo didn't elaborate on the changes to the animal's brain, and officials could not immediately be reached for further comment. Pathologists found no changes to any other organs, the zoo said, adding that it will take several days to produce...
  • Berlin zoo: Beloved polar bear Knut has died

    03/19/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 29 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 03/19/2011 | Staff
    BERLIN – Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejected at birth, died on Saturday, a zoo official said.
  • Obama administration moves to protect polar bear

    11/25/2010 10:22:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    La Times ^ | 11/24/10 | Matthew Daly
    The Obama administration is setting aside 187,000 square miles in Alaska as a "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could restrict future offshore drilling for oil and gas. The total, which includes large areas of sea ice off the Alaska coast, is about 13,000 square miles, or 8.3 million acres, less than in a preliminary plan released last year. Tom Strickland, assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Department, said the designation would help polar bears stave off extinction, recognizing that the greatest threat is the melting of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change....
  • Norwegian kayaker escapes from jaws of polar bear when partner shoots animal dead

    08/26/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Aug 2010
    A Norwegian kayaker who was dragged by his head for 45 yards in the jaws of a polar bear has told how he escaped when his expedition partner shot the animal dead. Despite protecting their tent with a trip-wire hooked to a early warning flare, Mr Nilssen woke face-to-face with the biggest land predator on Earth. The 23-year-old was dragged screaming from the tent, with his head clamped in the animal's jaws. The adult male bear flung the young explorer's body like a rag doll from side to side in an attempt to stun him, a technique typically used on...
  • Polar bear, bluefin tuna trade bans rejected(UN vote failed: U.S. pusing climate change angle?)

    03/19/2010 8:44:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/18/10 | Deborah Zabarenko
    Polar bear, bluefin tuna trade bans rejected Thu, Mar 18 2010 By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proposed international trade bans on polar bears and Atlantic bluefin tuna failed to pass on Thursday at a 175-nation meeting aimed at protecting endangered species. The United States favored both bans and was disappointed in the vote, but held out hope for passage of a resolution that would make climate change a factor in future decisions by the U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES. The meeting of CITES in Doha, Qatar, will consider the climate change...
  • Bear Hug (Great Pictures)

    01/31/2010 6:05:07 PM PST · by OneVike · 66 replies · 2,853+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 1/29/10 | Ryan Benson
    In these series of photos, you will see a polar bear come upon some sled dogs tethered to a steak. Normally you would think that a dog tethered to a steak would be lunch for a polar bear, but these pictures tell a completely different story. From what I can see, the polar bear just wanted to play and get a little brotherly love. The professional photographer who took these photos said, the bear came back every night that week to play with the dogs. Excellent photos, taken by Norbert Rosing when he was in the wilds around Canada’s Hudson...
  • First polar bear to swim to Iceland in 15 years is shot dead...iceberg alert!

    01/12/2010 10:04:05 AM PST · by milwguy · 38 replies · 2,455+ views
    mail online ^ | 1/11/2009 | daily mail reporter
    The first polar bear to swim to Iceland in 15 years has been shot dead by police, sparking an angry row about whether it should have been spared. The animal – one of the species most endangered by climate change – was killed despite the availablility of knockout drugs that could have spared his life. The bear was spotted nonchalantly strolling along a road near the town of Skagafjördur yesterday morning around 9.30am by a farmer. Experts say it had arrived on an ice floe and local laws stipulate they can be killed – despite the fact they are on...
  • New Idea for Getting Rid of Hippies

    12/17/2009 2:21:46 PM PST · by mnehring · 27 replies · 1,147+ views
    Here’s my new idea for getting rid of hippies. Let’s put out this announcement: Due to increased global warming, polar bears are increasingly scared and sad. The only solution is to give them hugs. Thus, as citizens of the earth, we need to go out and hug polar bears now. So just go up to them and start hugging. They may bear their teeth, swing their paws, and roar, but that’s just polar bear for “I’m scared and need a hug!” If you are too intimidated to hug an adult polar bear, at least hug a baby polar bear then....
  • COPENHAGEN UPDATE

    12/15/2009 2:13:55 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 6 replies · 4,131+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 12/14/2009 | Edisto Joe
    What's going on at the Copenhagen Conference? Here's one of the days activities from week one. LECTURE ON SAFE PRACTICE FOR RESCUING POLAR BEARS: WHAT NOT TO DO! (This is important, pay attention!)
  • Cannibal Bear Eats Baby Cub

    These are not photoshopped images! These photos were taken by a tourist who witnessed a large male adult polar bear eating a cub in northern Canada. The large polar bear had separated a baby cub from its mother then killed and tore it before the bear eats the cub.
  • Polar Bear Speaks Out on Global Warming

    12/09/2009 2:32:03 PM PST · by sbl.htral · 4 replies · 524+ views
    The Whiteboard ^ | 12/09/09 | Doc
    http://www.the-whiteboard.com/ A Polar Bear Doing the News
  • Hudson Bay jail upgraded for wayward polar bears

    12/08/2009 3:52:58 AM PST · by Loyalist · 6 replies · 500+ views
    Cnews ^ | December 8, 2009 | Canadian Press
    WINNIPEG — Manitoba is spending more money to upgrade a polar bear jail in Churchill. Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie says the province is spending $105,000 to improve the jail’s walls and main entrance. The compound is used to house wayward polar bears that get too close to the town or return to the community after being scared away.
  • Power To Spare (Palin vs. Biden on energy)

    11/05/2009 4:53:14 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 702+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 5, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Leadership: As Palin jousts with Biden on energy independence, the government reports that we lead the world in energy reserves. From oil to gas to coal, we are sitting on prosperity. So why are we importing anything? One of the interesting sidelights of the NY-23 race was an exchange on energy independence between Vice President Joe Biden and the former governor of energy-rich Alaska, Sarah Palin. Biden, who came in to campaign for Democrat Bill Owens, was reminded of the issue of energy. "The fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy was 'Drill, baby,...
  • Trick-or-treaters on Hudson Bay get helicopter escort, polar bear patrol

    10/29/2009 12:01:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 2,101+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | October 29, 2009 | Chinta Puxley,
    Youngsters in Churchill are warned not to dress in furry white costumes, to steer clear of baited traps stuffed with seal meat and to listen for the tell-tale sound of fireworks. That's because these candy-seekers have more to worry about than ghosts and goblins. They need to avoid a different kind of predator on Halloween - the polar bear. School children get a visit from the polar bear patrol team to go over safety tips. On the day of Halloween, several conservation officers take to the sky in a helicopter to see if there are any bears nearby. As dusk...
  • Foolishly Choosing Bears Over Barrels

    10/26/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Ecology: The administration creates the mother of all protected habitats for a species whose numbers have increased since Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It's our hopes for energy independence that are drowning. When filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose documentary "Not Evil Just Wrong" takes apart the myths of global warming, got to ask Gore a question at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, McAleer brought up the nine critical errors in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." A British court two years ago listed them and said they must be righted before the film could be shown in schools...
  • Did somebody say lunch? (Pic: Polar Bear puts head thru ship's porthole EXTREME CUTENESS ALERT)

    10/05/2009 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies · 5,343+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | October 5, 2009 | RICHARD MORIARTY
    Did somebody say lunch?             By RICHARD MORIARTY Published: Today     THIS hungry polar bear didn't need a second invitation to pop in for lunch after smelling it being prepared on a tourist ship in the Arctic. The beast stuck its head through the porthole after smelling cauliflower soup being heated up as the boat stopped at an ice flow close to the island of Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole.   Close encounter ... tourists get a rare close-up with a polar bear  Luckily wildlife photographer Andy Rouse was one of 12...
  • The Care Bears Project

    09/22/2009 8:33:24 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 381+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 22, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    The Care Bears Project by: Sarah Carlsruh, September 22, 2009 Is global warming killing the polar bears? In May 2008, the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) list listed the polar bear as a threatened species. However, “some scientists argue that polar bear populations actually have increased since hunting restrictions were initiated in the early 1970s,” reported CNSNews on September 16th. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an international organization that works to protect endangered species, the population patterns of the approximately 20 distinct polar bear populations in existence do not show a necessarily temperature-linked decline. American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted...
  • Polar bears caught on camera )

    09/17/2009 6:36:33 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 7 replies · 880+ views
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | http://www.telegraph.co.
    A photographer who tracked down one of the only expanding populations of polar bears in the world was rewarded for his efforts by a series of spectacular images of the animals in their natural habitat.. Steve Kaslowski took the pictures during an expedition to Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago last month. The fact that he managed to capture several different bears on camera has been seen as the latest evidence that Svalbard's population is on the increase. Wild otter makes nightly visits to officeMarine mammal expert and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) spokesperson, Dr Tom Arnbom, 50, from Stockholm, Sweden, thinks the...
  • EDITORIAL: Hurray for polar bears--Growing population negates climate-change hysteria

    08/23/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Editorial
    It's a good time to be a polar bear. Unusually cool temperatures in the northern climes last winter produced thicker-than-usual polar ice. This gave the lucky bears an extra two weeks to roam the ice floes to hunt ringed seals. As a result, adult bears are better fed and more cubs are surviving their first year. The bears will go into the winter with greater energy stores, which will mean a better chance of survival and even more cubs. ~snip~ The global-warming religion is highly resistant to facts. This came home to us recently when Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat,...
  • "Maryland Zoo"

    08/24/2009 6:45:06 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 294+ views
    Youtube ^ | August 24, 2009 | MT
    We made the brief music video of chimps, polar bears, zebras, elephants and more at the Baltimore Zoo. We recommend the zoo to anyone visiting Baltimore. Watch video.
  • Save The Whales, Kill The Economy

    04/20/2009 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 901+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | April 20, 2009
    Energy: With Ahab-like determination, environmentalists have once again blocked oil exploration in the American Arctic. They may just have succeeded in putting the American economy on ice.On Friday, a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals Court panel in Washington, D.C., struck down the Bush administration's five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing off Alaska's northern coast. The plan was vacated, the panel ruled, because of allegedly insufficient environmental review because its "environmental sensitivity rankings are irrational." What is irrational is that despite a more than three-decade long record of environmental sensitivity at Prudhoe Bay and elsewhere, and despite booming polar...
  • Polar Bear BS

    08/17/2009 1:03:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 1,487+ views
    townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | Bill Steigerwald
    Environmentalists and the media have successfully bamboozled half the populace and every school child in America into believing large numbers of polar bears are starving and drowning in the Arctic because of global warming. But it's obviously not even close to being true. How do we know this? Because if even just one emaciated drowned polar bear's body had been fished from Arctic waters in the last five years, we'd have seen its sorry carcass a thousand times on TV and on the covers of Time and Vanity Fair. By now the poor dead bear would have been given a...
  • Carbongate (Obama's EPA Cover-up)

    06/26/2009 6:07:35 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 63 replies · 6,753+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 26, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Climate Change: A suppressed EPA study says old U.N. data ignore the decline in global temperatures and other inconvenient truths. Was the report kept under wraps to influence the vote on the cap-and-trade bill? This was supposed to be the most transparent administration ever. Yet as the House of Representatives prepared to vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the largest tax increase in U.S. history on 100% of Americans, an attempt was made to suppress a study shredding supporters' arguments.
  • Alaska polar bear numbers declining [NOT!]

    06/20/2009 8:11:03 AM PDT · by StACase · 16 replies · 800+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1:47PM Friday June 19, 2009 | Reuters
    Alaska polar bear numbers declining ... There was an estimated 0.3% annual decline in the polar bear population in the southern Beaufort Sea between 2001 and 2007, with the total numbers likely hovering between 1,397 and 1,526 animals, according to the draft assessments.
  • No global warming crackdown for polar bears

    05/08/2009 5:18:53 PM PDT · by americanophile · 11 replies · 592+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 9, 2009 | Jim Tankersley
    The Endangered Species Act 'is not the appropriate tool for us to deal with what is a global issue,' Interior Secretary Salazar says in announcing that the Bush-era policy on emissions will stand. Reporting from Washington -- The Interior Department on Friday let stand a Bush administration policy barring the federal government from using the precarious state of the U.S. polar bear population as a reason to crack down on global warming, upsetting environmentalists and cheering oil and gas companies. The decision means the government cannot use the Endangered Species Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions -- even though Interior...
  • Pictured: Shocking moment polar bear attacks woman who climbed into zoo enclosure

    04/11/2009 11:18:57 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 187 replies · 7,385+ views
    This is the terrifying moment a woman was attacked by a polar bear after jumping into its zoo enclosure. The 32-year-old leapt over bars at Berlin Zoo during the bears' feeding time yesterday. Despite six zookeepers' efforts to distract the four predators kept in the enclosure, the woman was bitten several times on her arms and legs. The brave keepers eventually managed to push the bear away and pull the woman to safety. She was bitten by one of the four older polar bears in the enclosure and not by the famous Knut, who took Germany by storm as a...
  • WWF warns of global boycotts over Baffin Bay polar bear hunt quota (lying WWF)

    11/11/2008 10:17:26 AM PST · by milwguy · 51 replies · 469+ views
    cbc ^ | cbc11/06/2008
    The World Wildlife Fund is condemning Nunavut for maintaining its polar bear hunt quota in the Baffin Bay area, warning that boycotts may follow the decision. CBC News revealed this week that Environment Minister Olayuk Akesuk accepted a recommendation from the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board not to change this season's polar bear quota for the Baffin Bay area, despite concerns from government officials about overhunting. "This is an unfortunate, huge mistake of global significance," Peter Ewins, conservation director with World Wildlife Fund Canada, told CBC News on Wednesday. "There will be major global pressure on Inuit and Canada and Nunavut...
  • Zookeepers treat ailing Winnipeg polar bear to cupcakes, chocolate

    09/14/2008 6:38:17 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 3 replies · 173+ views
    CBCNews.ca | September 12, 2008 | staff reporter
    She looks a little rough, but the Assiniboine Park Zoo's polar bear Debby, famous for being the oldest living polar bear in the world, is dealing better than expected with health issues that threatened her life earlier this year, zoo officials said Thursday. Zookeepers feared the worst for the 41-year-old after a series of strokes over several months started taking its toll earlier this year. Officials informed the public about Debby's ailing health in August so people who enjoy seeing her could return for one more visit. Debby's keeper, Bob Sydor, said Friday that the bear's weight is a continuing...
  • 9 polar bears observed on risky open ocean swims

    08/22/2008 12:44:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies · 399+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 08/21/2008 | By DAN JOLING
    <p>AP) -- Nine polar bears were observed in one day swimming in open ocean off Alaska's northwest coast, an increase from previous surveys that may indicate warming conditions are forcing bears to make riskier, long-distance swims to stable sea ice or land.</p>
  • Alaska seeks to reverse U.S. polar bear decision

    08/06/2008 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 20 replies · 100+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 5, 2008 | Deborah Zabarenko
    The state of Alaska has sued the U.S. government, arguing that listing polar bears as a threatened species will hurt Alaskan oil and gas exploration, fisheries and tourism. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks the withdrawal of a May 14 decision to list the big Arctic bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because climate change is melting their sea ice habitat. "We believe that the ... decision to list the polar bear was not based on the best scientific and commercial data available," Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a statement. Polar bears...
  • Alaska to Sue Over Polar Bear Listing

    08/05/2008 9:19:32 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 21 replies · 148+ views
    August 4, 2008, Fairbanks, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin announced today the State of Alaska has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to overturn U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s decision to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This action follows written notice given more than 60 days ago to Secretary Dirk Kempthorne of the Department of the Interior and Director Dale Hall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking that the regulation listing the polar bear as threatened be withdrawn.“We believe that the Service’s decision to list...
  • Polar bear shot dead after 200 mile swim

    06/08/2008 1:02:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 71 replies · 2,519+ views
    Daily News ^ | June 6th 2008 | AMANDA L. PENTLER
    A polar bear that swam more than 200 miles through near-freezing water to reach Iceland was shot by local police - just in case it posed a danger to humans. The death of the bear, thought to be the first to reach Iceland in about 15 years, caused a public outcry from animal lovers, the Guardian reported. A police spokesperson said that it would not have been possible to sedate the bear. "There was fog up in the hills and we took the decision to kill the bear before it could disappear into the fog," police spokesman Petur Bjornsson. Iceland’s...