polar bears

Top 10 Wild Ways to Stay Cool

From polar bears to squirrels, wildlife all have their own ways of beating the wilting summer heat without cranking up the air conditioning.  With these cool tips in mind, you …

Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In …

Weekly News Roundup: August 9, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? The Secret Life of Gray Foxes : Check out these dazzling photos of the nocturnal gray fox! Did you know birds have …

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the …

Senate Should Give Gina McCarthy a Clean Vote

  |   May 16, 2013

One week after her confirmation vote was delayed by a petty partisan protest, Gina McCarthy’s nomination as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works …

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife Still at Risk

Twenty-four years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil into the spectacular Prince William Sound. In the following days, …

Polar bears in Wapusk National Park, Canada

Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Mom and Cubs

Photo by Christine Haines See more of Christine Haines’ photos on Flickr >> 10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears Miss out on International Polar Bear Day on …

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up …

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar …

What Shrinking Ice Means for Polar Bear Cubs

Right now in the dead of winter, polar bear moms in the Arctic are searching for food to make up for the calories that were lost during the fall—when record …

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