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Polar Bear Day!

It’s polar bear day! This year, have some adorable photos of a curious exploring bear, or learn about Google mapping polar-bear turf. Polar bears are threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and trophy hunting. They are way too vicious and … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Day

Polar bears are adorable and vicious; what’s not to love? Every February 27th I check on them; every year it’s a bit more grim. This year, I’m taking a break and just appreciating the adorableness that is Siku, a Danish … Continue reading

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Review: Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. I always celebrate by checking out the latest and greatest research advances about these beautiful and dangerous creatures. The BBC program Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice sends spy cameras to track polar … Continue reading

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Grolar Bears & Pizzlies

The earthquake rather overshadowed Polar Bear Day, so I’m going to extend my celebration with a very nice article analyzing the genetic similarities of polar bears and grizzlies, and suggesting that polar bears have rapidly adapted to a changing environment … Continue reading

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Happy Polar Bear Day!

Every year on this day, I check on the status of polar bears. This past year, we learned polar bear cubs look very cute when they hitch a ride, and that their purple tongues are very, very long. Cute, yet … Continue reading

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No News is Not so Good News

Big news! Nothing has happened. Polar bears are one of the icons of the environmental movement. Everyone recognizes how cute yet vicious they are, and they are adorably photogenic. An effort to save the bears by reducing greenhouse warming failed … Continue reading

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Adapting Defenses to Environments

Allow me to introduce you to Canada’s first line of defense.

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