Fancy that! After a load of handwringing earlier this month, mobile pack ice in the Bering Sea has returned. Just like ice in the Barents Sea, Bering Sea ice is highly variable (Brown et al. 2011): it moves with winds and currents, so a ‘decline’ during the winter usually indicates redistribution, not melting. According to […]
[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]
More than 27,000 Audubon supporters have sent public comments to oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The deadline to comment is next Wednesday, March 13. Will you join them? It’s quick and easy. Did you know that birds travel through all 50 states to raise their chicks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? No wonder […]
From CBC News late yesterday (28 February 2019) comes the news that a polar bear seen skulking around the homes of a small coastal town in Labrador this week has had residents on edge and authorities on high alert. If tragedy struck, the St. Lewis road was blocked by snow and the only way in […]
A cub escapes deep snow by hitching a ride on its mother’s backside in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. Photo taken by Daisy Gilardini, from Switzerland. The photo is one of 25 shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award in the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Source: Wildlife Photographer of the Year – People’s […]
Sixty-to-eighty percent of the world’s polar bear population lives in Canada. Total world population is estimated at between 25,000-31,000. Climate change may cause the existing population to decrease by up to 30% by 2050, according to some estimates. Habitat incursions by oil exploration companies, along with pollution are additional threats.
Polar Bear’s Sleep Image Credit; Photograph by Roie Galitz.All Rights Reserved. Ramat Gan, Israel Member since 2016 PHOTO LOCATION Eastern Spitsbergen, Norway In recent years, the ice in Svalbard melts sooner and sooner, and as ice melts the bears are reducing their activity to save energy and fat. This bear sleeps on his last snow […]