The move to protect polar bears is appreciated by the Canada's Inuits for one thing, and that’s a hefty hike in the price for a dead one. Across Canada, prices for polar bear pelts have soared over the past few years, with two at a June 20 auction in Ontario fetching a record $16,500 each.
The bears' original home, Roosevelt Zoo in Minot, had to be evacuated last month along with other parts of the city because of flooding. Roosevelt Zoo called Como to see if the St. Paul zoo could take the brown bears temporarily.
For a ball-control offense, Larimore has had big-play results.
The Polar Bears are 4-0, matching the highest win total in the regular season the football program has had since it finished 7-0 in 2006. Larimore, using a double wing offense, is averaging 31.5 points a game. Of its 19 touchdowns, 10 have covered more than 30 yards.
Rapidly melting Arctic sea ice is changing the world’s weather, releasing contaminants into the food chain and threatening the survival of whales and polar bears, a massive international study on climate change has found.
Like his predecessor, Sarah Palin, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is suing the federal government to overturn the listing of the iconic symbol of the Arctic as a threatened species, a move made last year that he believes could threaten Alaska’s lifeblood: petroleum development.
Most trick-or-treaters are well-versed in Halloween safety: travel in groups, wear colorful clothing and only stop at brightly lit homes.
The drill is slightly different, however, for kids in a remote Manitoba town on Hudson Bay.
Youngsters in Churchill are warned not to dress in furry white costumes, to steer clear of baited traps stuffed with seal meat and to listen for the tell-tale sound of fireworks.
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