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Polar Bears and Climate Change: The Science Speaks for Itself

8/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

In the past month, there have been three major stories concerning polar bears: On July 18, wildlife researcher Dr. Charles Monnett was put on suspension by his employer, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), pending …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

8/15/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week we wrote about the danger posed by Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Well, now comes the “told you so” moment. From the Associated Press: The British government warned Monday that several hundred …

Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 2011

8/5/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 – The extreme flooding of 2011 has affected thousands of …

Photo by Mila Zinkova via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Big Oil is Declaring War on Polar Bears – And How You Can Help Fight Back

8/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

It’s happening again – Big Oil is using deceptive tactics to confuse the public about climate science. And this time, the attack threatens polar bears.

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Climate Capsule: “Catastrophic, In Fact”

8/2/2011 // By Amanda Stone

In this week’s Capsule, Senator Durbin calls out Congress for avoiding discussion of global warming while they pass legislation to cut spending on programs that clean our air and water and attempt to reduce our carbon pollution. I don’t think they heard you…

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Rowing To The Magnetic North Pole: An Expedition Brought To You By Global Warming

7/30/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

We might think of this as the expedition we hoped we would never see. Around August 1, a rowing  team led by Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart will leave from Resolute Bay in the north of Canada and attempt to row …

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Climate Capsule: Turn Down the Heat

7/26/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wrong Pipeline, Wrong Oil Quote: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Economic Story of the Week: Energy-Saving LEDs , Unstoppable Editorial of the Week: Sizzle Factor for a Restless Climate Bad News for Bears Clean …

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HEAT WAVE: Bad News (for) Bears, and Us!

7/21/2011 // By NWF

The following is a guest post by NWF Senior Scientist Dr. Doug Inkley. This heat wave is bad!  The eastern U.S. is suffering through stifling heat and humidity, which have caused 22 deaths already.  The U.S. Weather Service says heat …

Arctic drilling places endangered species like this Polar Bear in harm's way (photo: flickr/longhorndave)

When Irish Eyes are Smiling They May Belong to a Polar Bear

7/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Leprechauns, clovers and polar bears may have more in common than you think. According to DNA research, the big white animals may be able to trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isles. Researchers says today’s white polar bears may …

Polar Bears Keep Federal Protection

7/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Global warming is threatening the survival of polar bears, and a U.S. District court judge agrees.  In his decision, he upheld their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As he noted, “based upon the facts and the best available …

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