Tourist hurt after polar bear attacks campsite on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

Romas Dabrukas/AP Svalbard is dotted with warnings about polar bears (file photo). A polar bear has attacked a campsite in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren’t life-threatening. The bear was later killed. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a tour group of … Read more

Polar Bear Week Is Almost Here

By Geoff York Whenever I’m fortunate enough to travel north, the stress of daily life seems to fall away with each mile as one goes further away from built environments and closer to raw nature. Returning to Churchill, the small community on the shores of Hudson Bay, is no different. Churchill has a slower pace … Read more

Canadian police fatally shoot polar bear that wandered into Quebec community | Canada

Canadian police have shot and killed a polar bear that wandered into a Quebec community hundreds of kilometers south of the species’ normal territory, in an incident that experts warn could become more common as sea ice coverage becomes more unpredictable thanks to global heating. The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police service, warned residents … Read more

Unique Subpopulation of Greenland Polar Bears Discovered by NASA-Funded Researchers

A Southeast Greenland polar bear on glacier, or freshwater, ice at 61 degrees north in September 2016 taken during NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland field mission. Credit: NASA/Thomas W. Johansen Greenland’s fjords harbor a unique group of polar bears that rely on glacial ice, a[{” attribute=””>NASA-funded research study reported on June 16, 2022, in the journal … Read more