Highlights/polar bears

Environment, International, Internet, Science and 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and 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, 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, International, Internet, Science and 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, International, Internet, Science and 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» 

Environment

Polar bears and the ripple effect of climate change

For years people have been concerned about the fate of polar bears in the face of climate change. The bears need the frozen sea in order to hunt seals and survive, but as ice is forming later in the season»