In the news today: “Nunavut Draft Plan Says There Are Actually Too Many Polar Bears In Territory” (CTV News via The Canadian Press, Bob Weber, 12 November 2018). From the Canadian Press story: “There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft […]

via Nunavut government has a draft plan to deal with unsafe numbers of polar bears — polarbearscience

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Churchill, Manitoba is proud of it’s management of problem polar bears and rightly so. But it took time and money to implement the solutions that allowed Churchill to function as it does today, and that should be a lesson for other Arctic communities that have only really started to have problems with polar bears in […]

via Churchill’s polar bear problems took time and money to resolve — polarbearscience

At the end of June, there were nine bears remaining from the original 14 that were tagged with glue-on ear transmittors in April 2018 near Kaktovik, Alaska by US Geological Survey biologists. Below is the June 2018 tracking map (high resolution image is here): Original caption: “Movements of 9 satellite-tagged polar bears for the month […]

via Tracking polar bears in the Beaufort Sea May and June updates — Iowa Climate Science Education

The Washington Post reports on the Interior Department’s plan to rush through approval for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge raising concerns about the protection of this environmentally fragile are. The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and […]

via Drilling In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Will Get Fast Review — Natural History Wanderings