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Tue, 2007-09-11 15:07Emily Murgatroyd
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Busting the Polar Bear Myth Part 2 - Impending Extinction?

Joseph Romm has published part two of an investigation into the dwindling population of polar bears.

While part one examined and dispeled the myth that the polar bear population was increasing, part two takes a hard look at the fact that the population may be decreasing more quickly than has been forecast.

Thu, 2006-11-16 13:55Ross Gelbspan
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New study: polar bear survival rate falling

A newly released US Geological Survey report shows that far fewer polar bear cubs are surviving off Alaska's northern coast. While the decline in sea ice due to increased Arctic temperatures is not attributed as a cause in the study, according to Kassie Siegel at the Centre for Bilogical Diversity, an organization lobbying for polar bears to be designated as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, “it's just another example of seeing all of the impacts that scientists have previously predicted come to pass.”
Wed, 2006-08-16 12:08Kevin Grandia
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Behavioral evolution of polar bears due to climate change

It seems there is now unequivocal evidence that behavior in polar bears is evolving due to environmental changes caused by global warming.
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