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Update on 3 iconic species at risk

A new report from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), says that three species identified with Canada are now at increased risk. In less that 20 years, the group says an invasive beetle has killed »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

New exhibit brings museum visitors to the Arctic

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a new gallery it hopes will “transform people’s understanding of the Arctic.” It recreates the Arctic’s natural landscapes and its plants and animals, and visitors can hear the voices of the people who »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Helicopter flies polar bear away from eastern community

Polar bears don’t usually come to St. Brendan’s in northeastern Newfoundland but they do like to follow seals floating on ice floes down the coast nearby. This year, there has been a lot of pack ice which could have been »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Praying polar bear

It’s  a photo that’s gone viral. Jessica Andrews, 22, received an alert online in the morning that a polar bear was roaming around the area where she lived in Wesleyville, Newfoundland. Red balloon shows approximate location of Wesleyville, Newfoundland © Google »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Less ice means killer whales moving into new northern areas

It has usually been a very rare occasion to spot killer whales in the Arctic. With their high dorsal fins, they traditionally kept away from the northern regions. With climate change and sea ice in the Arctic and Hudson bay »

Environment & Animal Life

Fierce Arctic predator cuddles up to man’s best friend

A cellphone video of a giant polar bear cuddling up and patting a sled dog in northern Manitoba is rapidly turning into an Internet sensation. David De Meulles  recorded the video over the weekend in Churchill, on the western coast of »

Environment & Animal Life

U.S. stops trying to ban trade in polar bear parts

Inuit hunters in Canada are celebrating a major victory after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to stop pushing for an international ban on the trade in polar bear parts. “Though we remain concerned about the commercial use of »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Global warming, retreating sea-ice and energy cost to swimming polar bears

It’s a previously unknown side effect of global warming but it’s simply a case of putting a couple of known factors together for the first time. We know Arctic sea-ice is retreating, and we know polar bears need the ice »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Warming climate again listed as threat to Polar Bears

A new report has once again indicated climate change as a principle threat to polar bears. The news came in the release of  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  “Red List of Threatened Species” The IUCN was founded in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The Last Ice Area in the Arctic

Where once the Arctic was an almost eternally frozen region, global warming has created vast changes. Scientists now estimate that in just a couple of decades, the area permanently covered by ice all year, will be dramatically reduced to a »