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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 09:14

#ScienceSunday … While short by our standards, polar bears are considered long-lived animals. In the wild, polar bears live an average 15 to 18 years, although biologists have tagged a few bears in their early 30s. In captivity, some long-lived bears reach their mid- to late 30s. Debby, a captive bear in Canada, lived to be 42. . #PolarBear #polarbearsinternational #pbi #saveourseaice

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:25

We're thankful #seaice is forming and #polarbears will soon be back in their seal-hunting habitat. #saveourseaice #pbi

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:34

Support the Clean Power Plan

By Geoff York, Senior Director of Conservation All in favor of healthier air and lower...

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 19:28

#ScienceSunday …Polar bear cubs are born in November or December in snow caves called maternity dens. After feeding heavily in April or May, females that have mated dig a den in late October or early November. Most choose den sites in snowdrifts along mountain slopes or hills near the shore. Some dig their dens in snowdrifts on the sea ice. #PolarBear #polarbearsinternational #pbi #saveourseaice

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 15:36

Climate Change Still Primary Threat to Polar Bears

Two weeks before the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the International...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 09:58

Good News Friday {Climate Talks Still On, Nordic Countries Greening}

On the heels of the terrible news of the Paris bombings, France plans to go ahead with a global...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:06

Update: Collared Bear

Several people have contacted us about a photo of a large polar bear with a collar that is clearly...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 13:22

Week Five Dispatch from Churchill: Still Waiting for Ice

By Madison Stevens Though the rush of bear season activity in Churchill is starting to wind...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:26

Can One Person Really Make a Difference?

Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director of TakingITGlobal, recently joined us on Buggy One on the...

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 11:39

#ScienceSunday …Polar bears are very big! Adult males normally weigh 350 to more than 600 kilograms (775 to more than 1,300 pounds). Adult females are smaller, normally weighing 150 to 295 kilograms (330 to 650 pounds). Researchers in Canada estimated one male bear at 800 kilograms (1,700 pounds). Scientists usually refer to how tall bears are by measuring them at the shoulder when on all fours. Those heights are typically 3.5-5 feet for adult polar bears. An adult male may reach over 10 feet when standing on its hind legs. #PolarBear #polarbearsinternational #pbi #saveourseaice