News & Updates

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:52

Feeling the Heat: Two Record-breaking Months in a Row

No doubt about it. The globe is heating up, for people and for polar bears. June set a record for high temperatures, hot on the heels of the world’s warmest May. According to a report... Continue Reading

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 13:18

The Long Fast Begins

At this time of year, biologists closely monitor the ice break-up on Hudson Bay. They are especially interested in finding out when the satellite-collared polar bears from the Western Hudson... Continue Reading

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 14:48

Paw Prints on the Beach

The first bears of the season have started to arrive in Churchill, Manitoba, as the summer melt on Hudson Bay forces them ashore. Our director of field operations, BJ Kirschhoffer,... Continue Reading

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:40

Summer Melt Season Approaching

What’s going on with the Western Hudson Bay polar bears? Biologist Alysa McCall catches us up in her latest blog post, Why Do Polar Bears Do What They Do? For polar bears, the seal pupping... Continue Reading

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:41

New Poll: Americans Willing to Pay to Curb Global Warming

It looks like Americans might be willing to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to global warming and saving the sea ice habitat of polar bears. A new poll from Bloomberg shows... Continue Reading

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 14:26

Polar Bear Selfies (Well, Almost)

Have you ever wondered how the world looks to a polar bear ambling across the sea ice or swimming from floe to floe? The U.S. Geological Survey has released fascinating new point of view... Continue Reading

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 09:12

New Regulations Good for Polar Bears

Good news for polar bears! Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released a historic proposal to limit carbon from power plants—the single biggest source of the carbon pollution... Continue Reading

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:50

Survey Finds Fewer Cubs Born in Arctic Islands in 2014

A new survey from the Norwegian Polar Institute finds that fewer polar bear cubs were born in the Arctic islands near Svalbard this year. In fact, just 10 percent of bears they surveyed had... Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 08:41

Portable Polar Bear Facility to Treat Injured and Oiled Bears In Situ

As oil and gas exploration expand in Alaska, the threat of an oiled, injured, or sick polar bear in the wild also grows. Until now, there wasn’t a way to treat polar bear in situ. New... Continue Reading

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 04:20

U.S. Historic Sites Under Threat from Climate Change

Around here, we are concerned about polar bears. But, we know the number one threat to polar bears—climate change—threatens everything and everyone on our planet. Now it looks like historic U... Continue Reading


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