Polar Bears

The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

Pregnant polar bears enter dens when they give birth for up to eight months. The process makes bear mums super vulnerable — they fast, surviving off the fat on their bodies, and can lose up to 43% of their body weight. And in that environment, the mums must care for…

Russian Authorities Declare State Of Emergency After ‘Mass Invasion’ Of Polar Bears In Remote Settlement

Russian Authorities Declare State Of Emergency After ‘Mass Invasion’ Of Polar Bears In Remote Settlement

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the remote, sparsely populated Novaya Zemlya islands in the Arctic Ocean, the BBC reported this weekend, after “dozens” of polar bears whose food sources are limited due to climate change started rooting through homes and other buildings near the settlement of…