News & Updates

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:17

Industrial Chemicals Reduce Bone Density in Polar Bears

Could the chemicals we release into the ecosystem be responsible for reduced bone density in polar bears? New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that endocrine disrupting... Continue Reading

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:36

News to Celebrate: Obama Recommends Protection for Key Polar Bear Dennning Area

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain in Alaska is a spectacular, vast landscape that is home to almost 200 wildlife species, from vast herds of caribou to muskoxen and polar... Continue Reading

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 14:28

New Study Strengthens Evidence That Time Remains to Help Polar Bears

One of the most frequent questions that we receive is whether it’s too late to help polar bears. Our scientists answer emphatically, “No—it is not too late.” If we act swiftly to reduce... Continue Reading

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 18:04

Polar Bears Shifting to Areas with More Sea Ice, Genetic Study Reveals

U.S. Geological Survey Press Release — In a new polar bear study published today, scientists from around the Arctic have shown that recent generations of polar bears are moving towards areas... Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:30

Arctic Report Card Released Today

How did the Arctic do this year? A new report takes us through the marks.  Every December since 2006, NOAA has published the annual Arctic Report Card, a peer-reviewed summary of reliable... Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:26

New Study: Polar Bear Capture and Release Does Not Adversely Affect Bears

What polar bear researchers knew to be true is now backed up with a mountain of empirical data. A new analysis has shown that 40 years of polar bear research based on a live capture and... Continue Reading

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 09:47

Six Young Polar Bears, One Uneasy Village

Our thoughts and hearts go out to the people of Taloyoak, Nunavut regarding the news of increased conflicts with polar bears wandering into town. Sadly, since September, six young bears were... Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 05:17

When Might Polar Bears Disappear?

If global warming continues on the trajectory it’s now following, polar bears’ habitat—Arctic sea ice—will almost completely disappear by 2100, according to scientists. In 2007, Steven... Continue Reading

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 12:36

Why Are Bears Losing Their Hair?

Balding bears - what’s causing polar bears to lose their hair in Alaska? A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases indicates that some polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea... Continue Reading

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

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