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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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Sink or Swim: Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Expected

5/4/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears aren’t the only ones who are suffing from the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels are threatening coastlines and island nations across the world according to a new international report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program […] Read more >

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The Fascinating Things About Creatures That Swim

3/15/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

With the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “animals that move us,” we have dedicated Wednesday to take a closer look at swimming.  Wildlife species of all kinds swim, and many have their own unique styles, speeds and approaches. Among the […] Read more >

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Amazing Video: Up Close and Personal with Polar Bears

3/7/2011 // By Miles Grant

CBS News’ 60 Minutes last night highlighted the work of John Downer, a British filmmaker who’s using his innovative techniques to capture breathtaking pictures of polar bears. Be sure to watch the whole thing – the final minute features some […] Read more >

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International Polar Bear Day: 13 Things You May Not Know about Polar Bears

2/22/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, which falls each year on February 27th, here are a few things about the celebrated bruin that may amaze and amuse you: The polar bear rivals the Alaska brown bear as the world’s […] Read more >

Polar Bear Swims Nine Days to Find Ice

2/1/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Yesterday I read a story that broke my heart.  The LA Times reported that researchers have tracked a female polar bear that swam for nine days – nonstop — across the Beaufort Sea, before reaching an ice floe: “In one of the […] Read more >

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Congress Must Remember its History and Value Clean Air

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Over 17,000 NWF Action Fund supporters have spoken up to defend polar bears against big polluters in the fight to hold Big Oil and corporate polluters accountable, curb global warming pollution and keep the Clean Air Act strong.  But, the […] Read more >