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Can You Imagine a World Without Polar Bears?

12/18/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

By: Larry J. Schweiger Can you imagine telling your kids and grandkids about a world where there used to be polar bears? National Wildlife Federation’s new report Double Trouble for Polar Bears: Melting Arctic Sea Ice and Offshore Oil Development […] Read more >

Greetings from Copenhagen!

12/10/2009 // By Carly Queen

Goddag!  ( = Danish for "Good Day!") I am sooooo excited and humbled to be writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, where I have the honor of serving as a Youth Delegate from Atlanta, Georgia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference!  […] Read more >

Two New Threats to Polar Bears & How You Can Help

11/19/2009 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning some alarming new data about just how fast polar bear habitat is melting away in the Arctic Circle. Read more >

Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Released

11/13/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services released their yearly assessment of plants and animals that are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The good news is that this year, four species were removed from the candidate […] Read more >

Good News for Polar Bears

10/23/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The Department of Interior gave the polar bear some relief yesterday by proposing to designate over 200,000 square miles of the polar bear’s melting ice habitat and other habitat as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears need […] Read more >

Progress on Protecting Polar Bears

10/6/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Some good news for polar bears today. The Interior Department has sent a proposed habitat rule to the White House for review, bringing the threatened polar bear one step closer to having its melting habitat protected. The chief threat to […] Read more >

Obstructing Action from Global Warming’s Ground Zero

9/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Alaska has been called the poster state for global warming. Winter temperatures have already risen 6 degrees. Sea ice that protects coastal villages from winter storms forms a week later than it used to. Forests are under siege from wildfires […] Read more >

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

8/14/2009 // By Julia Marden

If I gave you a panther, a polar bear and a bar-tailed godwit, and gave you 30 seconds to figure out which animal is not like the other, you could come up with a million different answers, right? Okay, actually […] Read more >

New Study: Shrinking Sea Ice Shrinks Polar Bear Population

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study calls on Canada to re-examine its policies toward polar bear protection. Bob Weber of the Canadian Press reports: A major international report says the increasingly rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is already taking a toll on […] Read more >

Disappointing Decision on Polar Bear Protection

5/8/2009 // By Miles Grant

The decision is in, and it’s not what we were hoping for. The Obama administration has announced it will stick with the Bush administration’s regulation weakening protections for the threatened polar bear. The rule, put in place in the waning […] Read more >