Scientists found the bears are losing weight during what should be their prime hunting season.
Is it an animal story or a poetic journey? Perhaps even satire? Yoko Tawada's novel about polar bear Knut at the Berlin Zoo and three generations of his ancestors is suspended between reality and a magical dreamworld.
A tiny native village in Alaska has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on the diminishing Arctic sea ice.
An increasing number of polar bears can't catch enough prey to fill their stomach, researchers found. As a result, many bears are losing weight — a development that could push the species closer to extinction.
An Alaskan man traveling in a one-person boat down the Yukon River accidentally entered the Bering Sea and has landed in Russia's isolated Far East. He has been detained and will likely be deported.
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