Tag Archives: Polar Bears

Hybrid bears offer glimpse of warmer Arctic’s future

Shifting climate patterns seem to be having an impact on bears, polar bears and grizzly bears in particular, the Edmonton Journal reports today in a story about hybrid bears being discovered in the Arctic. A University of Alberta researcher recently … Continue reading

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House bill increases hunter access to public lands

The battle to keep lead hunting ammunition and fishing sinkers continues to play out in Congress. A bill passed Tuesday by the U.S. House calls for assuring that hunting can continue on public lands, that lead ammunition is permissible,  and … Continue reading

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Fur loss, open sores seen in polar bears

US Geologic Survey scientists are concerned about nine Barrow Alaska polar bears that have been found with fur loss and open sores, a condition also seen recently in seals and walruses. Preliminary studies have ruled out radiation poisoning from the … Continue reading

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Polar bear encounters on the rise in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Annie Rumbolt and her husband Lawrence now sleep with a big game hunting rifle in their bedroom after becoming the latest survivors of polar bear encounters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Pack ice conditions unusually close to … Continue reading

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