News & Updates

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

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


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