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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 >

AEI: You Can Think Polar Bears are Cute. Or Threatened. But Not Both.

5/8/2009 // By Miles Grant

While we’re waiting on a decision from the Obama administration on protecting polar bears, I thought I’d  pass along this little laugher from the American Enterprise Institute: The National Wildlife Federation, which sells cute little plush polar bears, warns us […] Read more >

Polar Bear Protection Decision Due

5/8/2009 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 10:27am: Hearing we may get a decision this morning. I’ll keep you updated. A critical decision is expected any minute now from the Obama administration: A decision involving the iconic polar bear could determine whether protecting endangered species might […] Read more >

Bush Admin Gives Big Oil “Blank Check to Harass the Polar Bear”

6/16/2008 // By Miles Grant

From the Associated Press: Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural […] Read more >

Polar Bear “Threatened” Listing Comes with Strings Attached

5/14/2008 // By Miles Grant

Today the Department of the Interior announced it would list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, the decision came with administrative guidance — better known as strings attached. Despite its own admission […] Read more >

10 Extraordinary Animal Tactics for Surviving the Cold

2/27/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Whether they hibernate, have thick fur coats or take shelter, animals are masters of surviving the cold weather. Here are a number of interesting animals and the fascinating things they do to survive harsh conditions. Japan’s macaques monkeys keep warm […] Read more >

Love Polar Bears? We Know Just the Place…

1/30/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

A wonderful Squidoo site on polar bears has been nominated for Squidoo’s prestigious Lens of the Year, 2007 award. The site, along with 10 others, was nominated out of more than 300,000 Squidoo lenses. Read more >

An Arctic Tale

7/25/2007 // By Josh Nelson

From Paramount Classics and National Geographic Films–the people who brought you March of the Penguins–Arctic Tale is an epic adventure that explores the vast world of the Great North. The film follows the walrus, Seela and the polar bear, Nanu, […] Read more >

The Mad Rush against Polar Bears

3/11/2007 // By Larry Schweiger

So, what does Rush Limbaugh have against polar bears anyway? Poor Rush. He’s now reduced to calling weathermen liars and people who care about the plight of the polar bear wackos. Next he’ll be stealing candy from babies. I suppose […] Read more >