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Study: Polar Bear Cubs Drowning Due to Sea Ice Loss

Study: Polar Bear Cubs Drowning Due to Sea Ice Loss

Wendy Redal July 19, 2011 0

Polar bears in peril have become an icon for the woes of a warming planet. The sea ice they rely upon to hunt seals is freezing later and breaking up earlier, while diminishing overall. Scientists

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Natural Disasters: An Eco-Tourism Tool?

Natural Disasters: An Eco-Tourism Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 5, 2011 4

In 1951, Kirk Douglas starred in a B movie titled The Big Carnival (originally released as Ace in the Hole). I saw it as a kid, many years later, when the trend was to

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Walrus Beach

Walrus Beach

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 31, 2011 0

With Arctic sea ice at the third lowest level in recorded history, it’s not only polar bears that are facing climate change challenges. Tens of thousands of walruses are coming ashore in northwest Alaska,

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The Species Numbers Game

The Species Numbers Game

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 22, 2011 9

When it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, it seems that the more alarming the statistics are, the more likely it is that they will command our attention and move us into action. When

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Churchill: Home of the Pizzly?

Churchill: Home of the Pizzly?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 25, 2011 9

As the Arctic continues to warm, it comes as no surprise that cold-adapted species, such as polar bears, are moving north in an effort to survive, while those that favor more moderate temperatures are

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A Look Back at Biodiversity; Forecast for 2011

A Look Back at Biodiversity; Forecast for 2011

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 6, 2011 2

The arrival of a new year always prompts us to take a look back at the one just passed; to summarize it, to put closure on it. It was about a year ago that

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