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Polar bear dies from zebra virus


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have warned equine herpes might have developed the ability to jump species in the same way as influenza, after a polar bear died in a ... Read more...

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Canada to drop penny from circulation


July 31st, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 31 (IANS) Canada will no longer circulate the one-cent coin as of Feb 4, 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced.In his 2012 federal budget delivered in March, Flaherty ... Read more...

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New tool shows dinosaurs lighter than thought


June 6th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have developed a tool to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs precisely and discovered they are not as heavy as previously thought. Biologists used ... Read more...

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Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness


April 11th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a "mystery illness" related to the ... Read more...

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Polar bear census could cost Russia $60 mn


December 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A census of Russian polar bears could cost up to $60 million, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has said.The Russian Arctic is estimated to ... Read more...

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WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears


November 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 ... Read more...

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Polar bear shot dead after it killed man


August 21st, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A polar bear that mauled a man to death in Russia's far eastern region has been shot dead along with two other bears, an official ... Read more...

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‘Avatar’ left Zoe Saldana exhausted


August 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) American actress Zoe Saldana says she was left emotionally and physically exhausted for a year after the release of sci-fi epic "Avatar"."The year after 'Avatar' was ... Read more...

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Polar bear mauls to death British teenager


August 5th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A British teenager was Friday mauled to death by a polar bear at a campsite in Norway, a media report said.Four others were seriously injured when ... Read more...

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Zoe Saldana to join cast of ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’


June 18th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana is in talks to join the cast of marital drama "Infinitely Polar Bear".To be produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by screenwriter ... Read more...

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Knut the polar bear was killed by a stroke


March 27th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A post-mortem report has revealed that Knut, the world's most famous polar bear, was killed by a stroke.According to the report, the four-year-old bear died from a brain ... Read more...

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Polar bear Knut to become world’s most famous stuffed animal


March 24th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Knut, the polar bear who was born and bred in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden, may soon become world's most famous stuffed animal.German zookeepers have said they ... Read more...

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Brain problems killed Knut the polar bear, says Berlin zoo


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 23 (ANI): Berlin Zoo officials have claimed that Knut the polar bear died of unspecified brain problems.The 4-year-old celebrity polar bear collapsed in his containment on Saturday in front ... Read more...

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Knut the polar bear’s death could have been avoided: PETA


March 20th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): PETA has claimed that Knut - the famous German polar bear who passed away in his habitat of an unknown cause -could have been saved.The 4-year-old bear rose ... Read more...

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Polar bear births could plummet due to climate change


February 9th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Researchers have studied the reproductive ecology of polar bears in Hudson Bay and have linked declining litter sizes with loss of sea ice.The University of Alberta researchers Peter ... Read more...

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Polar bears ‘threatened’, not ‘endangered’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The Obama administration has confirmed an earlier Bush-era decision that polar bears are merely 'threatened' rather than 'endangered'.The US Department of the Interior has upheld a ... Read more...

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Number of polar bears to fall, courtesy climate change


November 25th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has revealed that polar bears aren't suited for southern diets and their numbers are likely ... Read more...

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Scientists warn that one-fifth of the species are going to slide to extinction


October 27th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent stocktaking has revealed that up to a fifth of the world’s mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles species are under threat of extinction.Not surprisingly ... Read more...

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Russell Brand And Katy Perry Plan Double Honeymoon


October 19th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): the wedding of British comedian/actor Russell Brand and pop singing sensation Katy Perry is going to take place very soon. The love birds ... Read more...

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‘Move it or lose it’ ultimatum for species conservation


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Experts have said that climate change is forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation.Managed relocation (MR) is literally the physical relocation of endangered or ... Read more...

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Russian scientist calls for global action to prevent polar bear extinction


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian scientist on Wednesday called on global action in order to prevent the extinction of polar bears as human activity and global warming threatens the world's ... Read more...

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Arctic fox, polar bear in endangered species list


September 14th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Arctic foxes, polar bears and musk oxen are now in the list of endangered species, a US-based eco-system watchdog has said. Polar bears are not the only species in ... Read more...

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Katie Holmes considering icy plunge with Polar Bear Club


September 9th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): Actress Katie Holmes has been revealed to be considering taking an icy plunge with the Polar Bear Club in Coney Island, New York.Holmes, 31, who stripped off for ... Read more...

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Nissan Ad Campaign Kick Starts Today


August 26th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nissan the Japanese car giant has unveiled a new series of ad campaigns to showcase its technological innovations. At the forefront of this campaign is ... Read more...

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Satiric political party wins council poll in Iceland


May 30th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik, May 30 (DPA) An Icelandic political party founded in jest in the wake of the financial crisis has straightaway won a majority during council elections in the capital Reykjavik, the broadcaster ... Read more...

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A new vision of climate change needed to combat skepticism


May 28th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A British is looking into ways new 'visual strategies' can communicate climate change messages against a backdrop of increased climate scepticism.Dr Manzo, from Newcastle University, said: "There have ... Read more...

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Brit becomes first to swim under the summit of Mt. Everest


May 24th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): British swimmer, Lewis Gordon Pugh, has become the first person to swim under the summit of Mt. Everest.He swam a distance of 1 km to cross a glacial ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin speaks out for the ‘vulnerable’ Polar Bear


April 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr 29 (ANI): Former Russian Premier Vladimir Putin revealed a rarely seen softer side when he expressed concern over the fate of the Arctic Polar Bear whose numbers have diminished significantly ... Read more...

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Arctic region needs major cleaning, says Putin


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arctic region, a strategic area for Russia, is heavily polluted and needs "major cleaning", Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Putin visited Alexandra Land, one of ... Read more...

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Polar bears in southern Beaufort Sea spending more time on land and open water


January 8th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): In a long-term study, data collected between 1979 and 2005 has shown that polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea are occurring more frequently on land and in ... Read more...

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Greenland Sharks Are The Focus Of Upcoming Frozen Planet Series


January 3rd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a time when the Polar bears were thought to be the fiercest predator existing in the Arctic region. In 2009 a batch of scientists ... Read more...

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Efforts to save tiger to intensify in 2010


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 3 (ANI): The efforts to save the tiger are set to intensify this year following the species' placement on WWF list of 10 important endangered species.Biologists have placed Panthera tigris ... Read more...

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Annual Polar Bear Plunge set for 1st Jan at noon


January 1st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tybee, Jan 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A ‘dare’ by 5 guys 10 years ago has now grown into a tradition that it being celebrated across the world. The annual Polar Bear Plunge is ... Read more...

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Toy firm uses animated polar bear to warn Santa about global warming


December 25th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 25 (ANI): A polar bear has warned Santa Claus in a video that global warming is a "serious situation" that could wreak havoc on the environment, including the North ... Read more...

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Top ten environmental losses of 2009


December 16th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): A recent article in National Geographic News has made a list of the top ten environmental losses of the year 2009.At number one is the finding ... Read more...

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