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  1. Life on the ice

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Ryan

    ... Nick Ryan Afterlands by Steven Heighton Hamish Hamilton, $195 Afterlands is an epic retelling of a 19th-century polar expedition that went wrong. Yet that does little to convey what ... as heroes. Trapped on the ice, 19 whalers and seamen of all nationalities, plus their Inuit guides and families, survive for months without provisions on a shrinking floe. As storms lash them, polar ...

  2. Bear puzzle

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... that has made headlines across the continent. Adult male polar bears weigh up to 800kg- as much as a small car. The hunt cost Martell C$50,000 ($350,830) so he was delighted with his kill. Yet, when he and his Inuit guide approached the big beast, they realised that it looked a little odd. It didn't have the pure white fur or the narrow, elongated head and neck of a polar bear ...

  3. News - World

    Despite Change.org petition, polar bear Arturo to stay in Argentina

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mendoza, Argentina Old polar bear to stay inArgentina despite petition Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more ... the Argentinian polar bear, Arturo," he recently wrote on his Facebook page. "His current living situation is very sad, and he deserves to be saved," Gingrich wrote. The petition ...

  4. Bear essentials

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Randall Shirley

    ... over the railing of your cruise ship into the piercing black eyes of a polar bear, it suddenly doesn't matter that the cruise has no chocolate buffet or that the swimming pool is used ... for thousands of years with polar bears, ringed seals, musk oxen, caribou, narwhals and the penguin-like thick-billed murre. Now they share it with us. When tourists began flying huge distances ...

  5. 'Hot' Polar Bears power to victory

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Perseverance paid off for the Polar Bear canoe polo team on Sunday when they finally won the boys' Winter Canoe Polo Open Championships. They had finished third in 2010 ... beaten the Polar Bears in last year's final. Captain Alfred Lau Lok-hang, a Form Six student at Lee Kau Yan Memorial School, Kowloon, said defeat made them totally focused. 'We lost ...

  6. News - World - NATURE

    What polar bear’s diet may tell us about how our bodies can handle fat

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Scientists show genetic changes have allowed Arctic predator to be both obese and healthy What polar bear's diet may tell us about handling fat When it comes to healthy eating, polar bears break all the rules. They eat mostly fat, but they don't get heart disease the way humans would. And the reason lies in their genes, US scientists have ...

  7. Polar Crisis- Climate Change

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exhibition about the global climate crisis behind the melting of the Arctic ice cap, destroying the habitat of animals such as polar bears (above). Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Nov 4 ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Climate change puts polar bear and humans on collision course

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Churchill, Canada Loss of sea ice due to climate change forces animals into risky and unusual behaviours Hunger puts polar bears in conflict with people It was just a few days after a polar bear had mauled two people in the centre of town that the patrol officer pulled up by the school and scanned the rocky shoreline of Hudson Bay looking for a telltale white ...

  9. News - World - Animals

    Beagle sniffs polar bear poo in pregnancy test trial at US zoo

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cincinnati, United States Certain proteins are present in the excrement of expectant polar bears Dog sniffs bear poo in pregnancy test trial Zoos around the US will soon find out whether a beagle named Elvis can let them know when their polar bears are pregnant. The two-year-old dog has been specially trained for a year by a handler who has taught canines ...

  10. News - World

    Bryan Sykes links yeti hair samples to the DNA of an ancient polar bear

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 04:09am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Yeti shares DNA of ancient polar bear A British scientist says he may have solved the mystery of the "abominable snowman"- the elusive ape-like ... of an ancient polar bear. Sykes compared DNA from hair samples taken from two Himalayan animals- identified by local people as yetis- to a database of animal genomes. He found they shared a genetic ...




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