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  • Russia islands emergency over polar bear 'invasion'

    02/09/2019 2:30:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 9, 2019
    A remote Russian region has declared a state of emergency over the appearance of dozens of polar bears in its human settlements, local officials say. Authorities in the Novaya Zemlya islands, home to a few thousand people, said there were cases of bears attacking people and entering residential and public buildings. Polar bears are affected by climate change and are increasingly forced on to land to look for food. Russia classes them as endangered.
  • Arctic warming alert moves on from polar bear symbol [because of non-extinction]

    10/29/2018 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 08:25 | Martin Breum
    The widespread image of the polar bear and the threat of its extinction is perhaps the world’s most powerful image of climate change, but for at least one of the large environmentalist groups behind it, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this image has become a dilemma. According to UN scientific assessments, the polar bear does not face extinction, and the common understanding that it does now stands in the way of more nuanced communication about climate change in the Arctic. “When the symbol gets bigger than the region itself and people don’t realize that the polar bear is...
  • Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise ship worker in Arctic

    07/28/2018 6:20:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 28 July 2018
    Norwegian authorities said a polar bear attacked and injured a cruise ship employee who was leading tourists off a ship Saturday on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The cruise company said the polar bear was shot dead “in an act of self-defense.” It was not clear who shot the bear.
  • National Geographic Admits ‘Starving Polar Bear’ Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 9:26:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 27 July 2018 | S. Noble
    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? It became the poster bear for climate change. National Geographic made a stunning admission – it was a bit bogus. The Statement: National Geographic went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear in the opening caption of our video about the animal. We said, “This is what climate change looks like.” While science has established that there is a strong connection between melting sea ice and polar bears dying off, there is no way to know...
  • National Geographic Admits 'Starving Polar Bear' Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2018 | S. Noble
    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? It became the poster bear for climate change. National Geographic made a stunning admission - it was a bit bogus. The Statement: National Geographic went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear in the opening caption of our video about the animal. We said, "This is what climate change looks like." While science has established that there is a strong connection between melting sea ice and polar bears dying off, there is no way to know...
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From telegraph.co.uk: They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • On a wing and a prayer! Brave seagull comes face-to-face with a polar bear

    12/25/2017 3:13:33 PM PST · by mairdie · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 December 2017 | Sophie Inge
    A seagull looks like it's about to fly straight into the face of a polar bear - who closed its eyes in anticipation of the crash. Takayoshi Noda snapped the amazing scene where bird and bear come face to face, in Kaktovik village, on Barter Island, Alaska. The seagull was just a couple of metres away when the polar bear closed its eyes in anticipation.
  • Starving Polar Bear Near Death

    12/12/2017 1:14:46 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 101 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 11/12/17 | Paul Nicklen
    "Journalist photographs heartbreaking scene of a starving polar bear in Canada." "Tragic Video 'Rips Your Heart Out of your Chest'" "The bear was just skin and bones as it wandered on ice-free land on Baffin Island." "Warming climate depletes the ice that's the bears' normal hunting grounds." "Polar bears are often the first arctic animals to feel the effects of higher climate temperatures."
  • New 'knockout game' incidents leave US residents terrified

    10/30/2017 4:28:50 PM PDT · by topher · 72 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 30-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    New incidents of the so-called “knockout game,” where “players” walk up to strangers and sucker punch them in the face, renewed fears among New York and Pennsylvania residents that the cruel prank was making a comeback. Two separate incidents in New York City and Pittsburgh reported last week showed a woman and man being knocked out. The 43-year-old man was pummeled near the Shake Shack in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, the New York Post reported. The unidentified attacker then snapped a photo of himself with the injured man before fleeing the scene. A woman in Pittsburgh was...
  • Man charged in two KC killings, suspect in three more: 'They didn’t see it coming'

    08/30/2017 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Gritty · 75 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 29, 2017 | Glenn E. Rice, Ian Cummings, Joe Robertson
    A mysterious series of apparently random killings in Kansas City, mostly committed in isolated spots along walking trails, came to an end when the killer deviated from his pattern with a brazen, execution-style shooting in broad daylight on a city street, according to Jackson County prosecutors. The fifth and final killing came shortly after noon on Aug. 13, when 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott allegedly followed a man from a city bus, crept up behind him on the street and shot him in the head — before turning and getting right back on a bus. Like the other four victims Scott...
  • Could this giant polar bear skull be the legendary 'weasel bear'?

    02/27/2017 8:36:13 AM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    ADN ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Yereth Rosen
    Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving and lithe: "tiriarnaq" or "tigiaqpak," meaning "weasel bear." Now the thawing and rapidly eroding Chukchi Sea coastal permafrost has produced evidence that one of these legendary weasel bears — or some other strange kind of bear — roamed Arctic Alaska centuries ago. A huge, fully intact and unusually shaped polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site about 13 miles southwest of Utqiaġvik (Barrow). It is one of the biggest polar bear...
  • Heartwarming Video Shows Polar Bear Petting Eskimo Dog in Canada

    11/18/2016 7:36:34 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    GMA Yahoo ^ | 11/17/2016 | AVIANNE TAN
    https://gma.yahoo.com/heartwarming-video-shows-polar-bear-petting-eskimo-dog-162204545--abc-news-topstories.html
  • Polar Bear That Starved to Death, Allegedly Due to Climate Change, in Viral Photograph

    02/18/2016 12:59:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Epoch Newsroom
    A photographer captured an image of a polar bear in the Canadian Arctic that has gone viral. Sebastian Copeland blamed climate change for the death--or more specifically, the melting sea ice in the area, which makes it harder for the polar bears to hunt. The picture shows a polar bear's emaciated corpse on a patch of rocky ground, which Copeland came across while trekking in the Arctic. "For the state of the ice in general, we're headed into uncharted territory. There's no doubt about it," Copeland wrote accompanying the photograph in his new book "Arctica: The Vanishing North," reported the...
  • This Photo of a Starving Polar Bear Might Not Be All it Seems

    09/19/2015 12:03:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 14 Sep 2015 | Nicholas Reilly
    Pictures of a horribly thin polar bear have emerged, sparking a debate over global warming. Many have said it is a sign of how global warming is destroying the planet while others suggest it could actually be an old or sick bear. The picture was posted by Kerstin Langenberger who spotted the bear on the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. She said: ‘Yes, I have seen bears in good shape – but I have also seen dead and starving polar bears. Bears walking on the shores, looking for food, bears trying to hunt reindeer, eating bird’s eggs, moss and seaweed. ‘Many times...
  • 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...