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Polar bear dies from bird flu as H5N1 spreads across globe

A polar bear has been killed by bird flu as the highly contagious H5N1 virus spreads into the most remote parts of the planet.

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New research shows direct link between greenhouse gas emissions and polar bear decline

Scientists say their findings could help close a legal loophole that enables the federal government to avoid considering greenhouse gas emissions impacts on threatened and endangered species.

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Risk of conflict between humans and polar bears rises as Arctic melts

As Arctic sea ice shrinks as a result of climate change, a surge in the number of ravenous bears could lead to an increase in bears accessing garbage and human food, damaging property, or incidents in which humans or bears are injured or killed.

Bearing witness to Svalbard’s fragile splendor
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Bearing witness to Svalbard’s fragile splendor

To visitors, the Norwegian archipelago can seem both ethereal and eternal. But climate change all but guarantees an eventual collapse of its vulnerable ecosystem.
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How to catch a polar bear

Rapid habitat changes are already affecting polar bear behavior; with the sea ice retreating quickly, some of the bears now have to swim long distances in order to find places to den.

NWT Species at Risk Committee reassesses polar bear

NWT Species at Risk Committee reassesses polar bear status

The Northwest Territories Species at Risk Committee is recommending a number of measures to enhance monitoring and protection of polar bears.
Trump administration moves to sell rights in Arctic refuge
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Trump administration moves to sell rights in Arctic refuge

The lease sales could occur just before Inauguration Day, leaving the administration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to try to reverse them after the fact.
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