have survived previous Arctic warming periods, including the last warm stretch between ice ages some 130,000 years ago, but some experts say that nothing in the species' history is likely to match the extent of warming and ice retreats projected in this century and beyond, should emissions of heat-trapping gases continue unabated.
ITEM: "Polar bears
might not be extinct until 2040," writes Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, in the Los Angeles Times for January 14, "but that doesn't mean we have 30 years to do nothing.
2) A screen shot of the bear
spotted in Westlake Village.
The chemical of interest is ursodeoxycholic acid, which has been found only in bear
It's not the healthiest thing to be happening for bears
, but it was inevitable," says Craig Stevenson, 29, of Long Beach, Calif.
Louisiana black bear
is but one mammal struggling to survive in the world's increasingly fragmented forests.
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is being purchased by two Rotary clubs in El Monte to commemorate the groups' 100th anniversary,'' he said.
My husband took early retirement in 1998 with the view of expanding our spring bear
hunt business," Lynn says.
Studies by Tom Reimchen, also at the University of Victoria, have shown that, over the course of the salmon spawning season, bears
carry up to 700 salmon each into the rainforest, eating only half of any one fish.
Since the first bear
count Proctor and his colleagues ran, the method "has taken over the world," he says.
It doesn't take much to attract a hungry bear
--an outside garbage can, dog food left on a porch, even a barbecue grill--so officials have been telling homeowners, tourists and campers not to leave bear
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Six hours later, after a fruitless search by a half-dozen sheriff's deputies and animal-control officers who tried following the bear
's tracks through the semirural neighborhood south of Pearblossom Highway, the bear
Previously, the bear
had continuously prowled around Tietbohl's house for five or six weeks, and it had even managed to enter his house on three occasions by either pushing open a sliding glass door or by opening a latched door by pushing down on a levered handle.