Steven Amstrup spent 30 years studying polar bears in Alaska. His research is what put polar bears on the threatened species list. Amstrup is now working with Polar Bears International in Manitoba, Canada to communicate the threat climate change poses to the polar bear population. “I left a research career […]
What happens when the ice melts.
[credit provider=”Susanne Miller/USFWS via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsendsp/5038885231/in/photostream/”] A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.The proposal had divided conservationists, who agree that the main risk to […]
[credit provider=”Zoo Wuppertal/Barbarar Scheer “] A new study indicates that global warming may actually benefit Arctic animals and ecosystem, by expanding their ranges and increasing biodiversity in the area as warmer-climate species move north.The research was published yesterday, Dec. 20, in the Journal PLoS ONE.
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