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"Its fate is not determined by the stars, but by our willingness and ability to address climate change."
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But they're still concerned about it.
"They're in poorer condition now than they were in the 1980s."
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BEAR in mind, cables are not for eating.
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When we think about election issues, animal welfare is rarely top of mind. Still, a survey conducted by Environics Research Group for the International Fund for Animal Welfare has found that a majority of Canadians -- 55 per cent -- said that animal issues will affect who they vote for on Oct.19.
But don't be too quick to blame climate change.
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Populations elsewhere — in Alaska, Russia, Norway and around Hudson Bay, northern Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador — are likely to decrease or greatly decrease by the year 2050.
We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.
A Montreal woman who survived a polar bear attack in northern Manitoba last year is warning others not to assume their provincial or territorial health plan will fully cover them while travelling with...
Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq sparked debate Thursday by sharing a photo of a dead polar bear on Twitter and encouraging the hunters who killed it to "enjoy" eating the animal that some want dec...
CHURCHILL, Man. - Mitch Paddock was at a friend's house in the town that's known as the polar bear capital of the world when he heard the screams of a woman who had just left the gathering.He ran outs...
A Tory MP has used the findings of U.S. climate skeptics to conclude the global polar bear population is flourishing. Ryan Leef, who represents Yukon, said in a letter to a constituent in February tha...
Russian officials are becoming increasingly concerned about polar bear poachers in their country using Canadian documents to disguise illegally hunted pelts."I think it is a real problem," said Nikita...
Canada is in danger of losing a major international battle over its management of polar bears with former allies reversing their position and supporting a proposed ban on cross-border trade in parts o...
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GOOSE COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, - Fifty-five-year-old Louis Reardon got the shock of his life early Thursday when he leapt out of bed to his son's cries of "Polar bear!" as a large male bear br...
February 27 marks National Polar Bear Day, a day to raise awareness for declining numbers of polar bears worldwide. Canada is home to around 15,500 of the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in gl...
HELENA, Mont. - In the harsh, remote wilds of the Canadian tundra, a wolverine scampers up to a polar bear snoozing near the shore of the Hudson Bay. The bear rises and makes a half-hearted charge, dr...
TORONTO - Officials at the Toronto Zoo say a second polar bear cub has died of injuries inflicted by its mother.A 10-year-old polar bear named Aurora prematurely gave birth to three cubs — two males a...