French woman is mauled by a polar bear after it wandered into a tour group’s campsite on remote Norwegian Arctic island

French woman is mauled by a polar bear after it wandered into a tour group’s campsite on remote Norwegian Arctic island

A French woman has been mauled by a polar bear which had wandered into her tour group’s campsite on a remote Norwegian Arctic island. The tourist was part of a tour group of 25 people camping at Sveasletta, in the central part of the Svalbard archipelago, more than 500 miles north of the Norwegian mainland. […]

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3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Three oil companies have canceled their leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Drilling in the refuge has long been a controversial issue, as the 19.5-million-acre wilderness area is home to 45 species of mammals including polar bears, bowhead whales and caribou and considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich’in people, according to the Gwich’in Steering […]

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Where is the threshold of environmental change that biodiversity can withstand before it is destabilized and collapses planetwide?

Where is the threshold of environmental change that biodiversity can withstand before it is destabilized and collapses planetwide?

Biodiversity. When you hear this word, what do you picture? Iconic animals like African elephants, gray wolves and humpback whales? Or multicolored coral species that make up a reef system? Or bacteria and microbes that regulate nutrients in the soil, or oxygen-releasing phytoplankton that live in the ocean’s sunlit zones? While biodiversity does embrace all […]

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The world is heading for the largest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs that will push millions of species to the brink of extinction within the next decade, WWF claims

The world is heading for the largest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs that will push millions of species to the brink of extinction within the next decade, WWF claims

The world is heading for the biggest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs within the next decade, pushing millions of plants and animals to the bring of extinction, the WWF has claimed. Elephants, polar bears, sharks, frogs and fish are all under threat according to the environmental organisation in its Winners and Losers of 2021 […]

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