An international meeting rejects a U.S. proposal to ban exports of polar bear hides and parts. ->
Arctic nations need to prepare for years when extreme conditions lead to widespread polar bear malnutrition. ->
Polar bears may seem like cuddly creatures at a zoo, but they are quite ferocious -- and even deadly -- out in the wild. No one knows this better in recent memory than Patrick Flinders, a 16-year-old from the British Channel Island of Jersey, who had survived a horrific polar bear attack earlier th...
The start of Arctic spring/summer sea ice melt has begun; tying this year's furthest winter extent south with 2006 as the lowest on record.
It isn't just polar bears that are threatened by declining sea ice: their primary prey is too.
While the 'ice bears' will face some difficulties, the year 2112 may mark the final days for the animals. But, there is some reason to hope.
Glacial melt water could help combat global warming, depending on how much and the type of iron it contains and how much of the iron actually gets to parts of the ocean where the nutrient is scarce.
Last week yielded what appeared to be good news for polar bears.This week, not so much.
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