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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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Disappearing ice altering ecosystem subtly


April 9th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Shrinking sea ice, snow and glaciers, especially in high-latitude regions where water is frozen for sometime, the cryosphere, is affecting the ecosystem in hidden ways.Scientists have ... Read more...

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Ice swimmers vote semi-naked in Russia’s Siberia


March 5th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 10 ice swimming enthusiasts voted semi-naked in Russia's Siberia region in the presidential polls Sunday.Clad only in swimwear, the voters cast their ballot ... 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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Arctic sea ice to melt by 2015: Expert


November 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) The Arctic Sea ice could completely melt away by mid 2015, destroying the habitat of polar bears and other endangered animals, says an expert.Peter Wadhams, professor ... 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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Putin embroiled in animal cruelty row


March 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is being criticized over claims that a snow leopard used in the latest macho photo shoot was abducted from reserve, injured and held ... 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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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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Climate change could wipe out red wine by 2050


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Clarets may soon become a thing of the past, as they have joined polar bears, glaciers and icebergs on scientists' extinction risk list because of global warming.Experts said ... 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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Water flowing into Arctic warmest in 2,000 years


February 1st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Water flowing from the North Atlantic Ocean into the Arctic Ocean is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years. The sea in the Gulf Stream between ... Read more...

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Arctic Ocean water is ‘warmest it’s been for more than 2,000 years’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has found that the water flowing into the Arctic from the North Atlantic is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years.This could endanger ... Read more...

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Polar bear’s record 9-day continuous swim blamed on global warming


January 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, have revealed that a polar bear swam continuously for over nine days, which could be the result of ... Read more...

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Polar bears at risk as melting ice is making them swim greater distances


January 26th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying polar bears have claimed that the melting sea ice is making the animals swim greater distances, at the risk of their own health and future generations.Researchers ... Read more...

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Bull sharks spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Oz


January 14th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): A couple of bull sharks have been spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Australia, 30km from the coast.Butcher Steven Bateman spotted two swimming near his Goodna shop, ... 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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Polar bears ‘can be saved from extinction by emission cuts’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Polar bears and its Arctic habitat can be saved if we cut global greenhouse emissions, according to scientists.Polar bears were added to the threatened species list nearly three ... 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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Climate change hits tigers, polar bears the hardest


November 25th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Animals like tigers and polar bears are much more vulnerable to environmental change because of their huge appetite, researchers say.Large predators suffer more than smaller species from habitat ... Read more...

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Tigers, polar bears ‘more vulnerable to environmental change’


November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that large predators are much more vulnerable than smaller species to environmental changes, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because they have to ... 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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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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Climate change will trigger decline in polar bear population: Study


May 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): A University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, study has concluded that climate change will trigger a dramatic and sudden decline in the number of polar bears."Some populations are ... 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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40 Best Nature Images To Go On Display On Earth Day


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Apr 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bid to mark the Earth Day, around forty of the best images of nature is all set to be displayed in New ... Read more...

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Delegates gather in Qatar to save elephants, tuna


March 13th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, March 13 (DPA) Some 1,500 delegates representing 175 parties to a treaty designed to protect endangered species around the world on Saturday gathered in Qatar to discuss how best to protect ... Read more...

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Polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly, reveals ancient DNA


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): New research indicates that a rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 has revealed that polar bears evolved recently and adapted quickly.The research, by researchers ... Read more...

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Churchill Manitoba Polar Bears Make It A Hot Tourist Destination


February 16th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri MANITOBA, CANADA, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Polar bears are frequently seen in some areas of Canada and Churchill, a town located at Manitoba, is famous for these exotic animals. ... 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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Scientists complete sequencing Tibetan antelope genome


December 25th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Xining (China), Dec 25 (IANS) Chinese scientists said Friday they have completed sequencing the genome of the Tibetan antelope which will hopefully explain the pathogenesis of chronic plateau sickness. Tibetan antelopes, which live ... Read more...

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