News & Updates

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:32

Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear Population Declined in the 2000s

USGS Release - In a new polar bear study published today, scientists from the United States and Canada found that during the first decade of the 21st century, the number of polar bears in the... Continue Reading

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:13

North Carolina Zoo Opens New Polar Bear Exhibit

After more than three years of construction, landscaping, and animal introductions, the North Carolina Zoo opened a new $8.5 million Arctic exhibit and polar bear enclosure this week. The... Continue Reading

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:14

Hunt Quotas for Southern Hudson Bay Polar Bears Voluntarily Cut

With a spirit of conservation and partnership, Inuit and Cree hunters of Nunavut, Canada, have agreed to voluntarily cut their polar bear harvest quotas for Southern Hudson Bay. Scientists... Continue Reading

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 09:39

Reducing Greenhouses Gases Can be Good For Economy

Given rising global temperatures and loss of sea ice, it’s nice to see something good in the news related to climate change. EcoWatch recently reported, “Evidence continues to pour in that... Continue Reading

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:25

Heating Up in Barrow

It’s getting hotter in Barrow, Alaska, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks study that analyzed decades of weather data. From 1921-2012 the far north town observed a warming of 1... Continue Reading

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 16:34

Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice Makes Jet Stream Nutty

The lack of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting more than polar bears. It’s changing weather around the world. Freak storms, droughts, floods, and more frequent and more intense hurricanes... Continue Reading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 13:14

Declining Sea Ice Creates Fall Phytoplankon Bloom

Save Our Sea Ice! That’s something you hear a lot around here. The reason? Sea ice is a platform from which polar bears hunt their main prey, seals. Because of global warming, sea ice is... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 20:14

What Happens After the March?

On Sunday, nearly 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City—the largest climate change march in history. Around the globe, many more demanded climate action,... Continue Reading

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:15

Solving Climate Change Problem and Boosting Economies

Is it possible to tackle climate change and grow the economy at the same time? Thanks to rapid technological innovations and new investment in infrastructure, it is. A new report released by... Continue Reading

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:52

DNA in Polar Bear Paw Print Tells Tales

When a polar bear pads through the snow it has no idea that it’s leaving a piece of itself behind. A very small piece. Recently, scientists isolated DNA from polar bear paw prints left in the... Continue Reading


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