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Climate change is messing with bears’ hibernation schedules

Bears will have to rethink their concept of hibernation as the climate warms and winters grow shorter. How they respond will say much about their commitment to winter naps, and about the deep interconnections between climate and animal behavior.

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Oil development is changing the rules of the game for wildlife

New research shows that oil drilling in Canada’s boreal forest is changing how wolves, caribou, bears and other species interact.
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The making of a 'European Yellowstone'

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.
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Polar bears live on the edge of the climate change crisis

On Hudson Bay's frigid shores, scientists track polar bears to better understand how the environment is shaping their chances of survival

Arctic seismic work will not hurt polar bears, government says
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Arctic seismic work will not hurt polar bears, government says

The announcement removes a major hurdle to approving a plan to hunt for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, part of a push to allow drilling there by the Trump administration.
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