polar bears

Polar Bear Swims Nine Days to Find Ice

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 …

Congress Must Remember its History and Value Clean Air

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 …

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the …

A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities.

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle …

Help the Polar Bear: Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Reclassify to Endangered

A new study published in Nature indicates that if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, polar bears have a better chance of avoiding extinction. Take Action for Polar Bears >> Previous …

Marking a Milestone for a Special Place

ON DECEMBER 6, the United States will celebrate a conservation milestone. Fifty years ago on that date, for the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. authorities gave federal protection …

Heading Toward a Record Setting Year for Hudson Bay

After spending the past few days in Churchill, Manitoba, learning about the plight of polar bears in the region, I’ve been trying to come up with a good analogy for …

Sea Ice Breakup Could Hit Polar Bears Hard in Churchill and Elsewhere

The polar bear is one of the earth’s most magnificent animals, and today we saw many of them here on the banks of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba.

Polar Bear in Churchill

Polar Bear Tours for Everyone

When I found out that National Wildlife Federation was sending me to the polar bear capital of the world to do some work on polar bears, I was pretty excited. …

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