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Outdoors just for kids: Polar bears adapt to changing food sources

Outdoors just for kids: Polar bears adapt to changing food sources

Although polar bears may not slide around on the ice catching Coca-Cola bottles like you’ve seen in television commercials, the big white bruins may be a lot more adaptable to finding different foods than scientists once thought.

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Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

Tester's sportsmen bill clears a Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.

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UW adjunct wins 2012 Indianapolis Prize

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming adjunct professor has been selected to receive a leading award for animal conservation.

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Bear researcher for Bozeman-based group wins top conservation prize

INDIANAPOLIS — Polar bear researcher Steven Amstrup, whose work is credited with helping lead to greater federal protections for the animals, was named on Thursday as winner of the 2012 Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation.

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Webcam tracks polar bear cub's development

HELENA -- Advocacy groups have set up a webcam to let viewers worldwide follow the development of a 3-month-old polar bear cub in a Danish wildlife park.

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Arctic adventure: Rocky students trek to Manitoba for firsthand view of climate change

Arctic adventure: Rocky students trek to Manitoba for firsthand view of climate change

Although the temperature hovered around freezing with gusts up to 65 mph, there was no snow, no sea ice and the boggy tundra remained unfrozen, an instructional introduction for a contingent of Rocky Mountain College students who had trekked north to see the effects of a warming climate on …

November 24, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Out of the wind

Out of the wind

A 5-year-old male polar bear lies behind willows as high winds blow along the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. Rocky Mountain College students ventured to the remote town in mid-October for a firsthand look at climate change.

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Shrouded in fog

Shrouded in fog

A polar bear stands guard over a caribou carcass near Churchill, Manitoba. The Rocky students saw on average of three bears a day during their trip in mid-October.

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Common sight

Common sight

Polar bears are a common sight in Churchill, Manitoba, self-proclaimed polar bear capital of the world.

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Big mammals

Big mammals

Polar bear males can weigh up to 1,500 pounds, with a big female weighing about half as much.

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Dickiebear

Dickiebear

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