Highlights / polar bears

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

Climate change: Are polar bears doomed?

All populations could decline by 30 percent by 2050 A just released report has cast even more concern about the future of the polar bear survival as a species. The international study involved research scientists from the US, Canada, and »

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

Polar bear adaptation to ice loss: not really working

Polar bears need sea ice to hunt and mate. With climate change, the ice season is becoming shorter, meaning bears are spending longer periods on land. Some have been trying to adapt to the increasing delays between freeze-up by seeking alternative food »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Protecting people and polar bears from each other

It is an age old problem but one that has been getting worse with global warming. Polar bears need sea ice to hunt and survive. Each year the polar bears of Hudson Bay get into trouble and threaten people in »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Henry, the polar bear comes home, (more or less)

Henry, at age two and a half and a little over 300 kg, is a strapping young polar bear. He was born however, not in the Canadian Arctic or any Arctic nation for that matter, but rather in the warmth »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Hunting polar bears “not detrimental” to species

While many are very concerned about the future of the world’s polar bears,  the “Animals Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)” has recently said legal hunting of the bears does »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

International action plan to save the polar bear

For years, there have been concerns raised about the plight of what is arguably the Arctic’s most iconic animal. Threatened by climate change and melting ice, there have been many studies showing some populations of the bears are thinner, mating »

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

Sanctions, Sami and polar bear hair: Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: -The U.S. has issued new sanctions against Russian oil, something that could have a negative impact on Norway’s Statoil. –Sami »

Environment & Animal Life, International

New report reinforces fact of fast-warming Arctic

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released its “Arctic Report Card” annual update for 2014.    It reaffirms what many previous reports and studies have stated, that the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere »

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

The pheromone feet of polar bears

Polar bears have given new meaning to sexy feet. Scientist had heard of anecdotal reports that polar bears sniff the tracks of other polar bears and will often follow those tracks but may prefer one track to another. Polar bears »

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

Climate change adversely affecting Arctic wildlife

There is increasing evidence that climate change, which is warming the polar region, is having negative affect upon a variety of wildlife. While there have long been concerns about that some populations of polar bears are shrinking, studies now show »