News & Updates

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:03

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Still Primary Threat to Polar Bear

Greenhouse gas emissions remain the primary threat to the preservation of polar bear populations worldwide, according to a press release from the U.S. Geological Survey.  This conclusion... Continue Reading

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 08:02

A Grizzly Bear Walks into Polar Bear Territory

Wapusk National Park sits on the western shore of the Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. It’s known for its polar bear population. In fact, it’s one of the largest known polar bear... Continue Reading

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:14

Polar Bears Eat and Freeze Dolphins

A paper, recently published in the journal, Polar Research, describes polar bears eating an unusual food source—dolphins. Jon Aars of the Norwegian Polar Institute and his colleagues have... Continue Reading

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:25

Another Climate Record Set in March 2015

Climate records keep falling as the planet continues heating up—a result of anthropogenic climate change. This March was the warmest on record according to the National Oceanic and... Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:28

"New Era" in Arctic Ocean

International research teams studying the sea ice and related species on opposite sides of the world are providing critical new knowledge that enhances our understanding of a warming Arctic.... Continue Reading

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 15:04

Land-based Foods Not the Answer for Polar Bears

Scientists have known for years that polar bears forced ashore in summer by melting sea ice may feed on foods like bird eggs, berries, and small mammals. But would polar bears be able to... Continue Reading

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:38

Amstrup to Speak in Boulder April 3

Dr. Steve Amstrup, chief scientist and vice president of conservation science at Polar Bears International, will be speaking in Boulder on April 3 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series... Continue Reading

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 07:11

Arctic Sea Ice Thinner and Less Extensive

A new study finds that Arctic sea ice is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than previously thought. Sea ice extent has been fairly well observed by satellites, but observations of ice... Continue Reading

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 08:35

New Study Helps Scientists Understand Polar Bear Diets

It used to be that polar bears ate mainly one thing—seals. Maybe they’d munch a little kelp while waiting for sea ice to form or chow down on a beached whale, but the bulk of their nutrition... Continue Reading

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

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