polar bears

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

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 …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

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 …

Polar bear mother with yearling cubs. Photo credit: Susanne Miller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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 …

A polar bear mother and her two cubs near Churchill, Manitoba. National Wildlife Photo Contest Entry by James Seith.

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Help Us Make a Difference for Polar Bears in 2013

As a wildlife biologist researching grizzly and black bears in Alaska, I had no shortage of memorable experiences ranging from immobilizing black bears in their dens to trying to keep …

Polar bear mother and cubs

Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Mother and Cubs

Photo by Christine Haines See more of Christine Haines’s photos on Flickr >> What’s Your Favorite Photo? Enter your favorite photo that you’ve taken of wildlife or landscapes in our …

An inquisitive female polar bear checks me out.

Watch Polar Bears Live Online

I’m a pretty lucky guy. As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I get to go on television to promote conservation, often with real wild animals.  It’s a very cool job, and I …

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean broke a new record low when it reached its annual summertime minimum extent. | Image credit: NASA

How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Can Set the Stage for Superstorms

As the east coast begins efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the devastating effects of climate change are impossible to miss. Bigger, more powerful storms. More rainfall and higher storm …

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