News & Updates

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:15

Inupiat Community Saves Polar Bear From Net

Rolan Warrior, an Inupiat guide from Kaktovik, was taking tourists to a barrier island to watch polar bears when he noticed one of the bruins caught in a net set for catching beluga whales.... Continue Reading

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 13:27

Feasting at Whale Bone Piles

Autumn in the Arctic brings crisp weather, brilliant tundra colors, migrating birds and wildlife—and, in parts of northern Alaska, bowhead whale remains from successful Inuit community... Continue Reading

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 12:39

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Fast

Once again, Arctic sea ice is melting faster than usual.   According to experts, sea ice was melting fast enough by the end of August to possibly open a deep water route in Northwest Canada... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:58

Countries Agree on Plan to Conserve Polar Bears

Acknowledge that global action must be taken to address climate change   Press release: Naalakkersuisut, Government of Greenland  Ilulissat, Greenland—representatives from Norway, Canada,... Continue Reading

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:35

Polar Bears Sniff Around Nunavut Camp

In the waning days of July a polar bear walked into a Nunavut camp. The CBC News reported, “Maggie Putulik and her partner, Brian, were camping with their family near Chesterfield Inlet on... Continue Reading

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


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