Europe's bison, beavers and bears bounce back
Several European animal and bird species driven to near extinction by humans have made a dramatic comeback in the past 50 years thanks to conservation efforts, a report said Thursday.
European law could be unbearable for Croatia's brown bears
Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July and conservation scientists fear that the EU's rules could cause problems for its brown bear population.
Smart bear phone: Information on brown bears available on mobile phones in the future
Bears have captured our imagination throughout centuries. Ancient Finnish and Lappish myths and legends are probably one reason why these powerful animals are still held in great respect today and referred to as the King ...
Mako shark caught off California could be record (Update)
A huge mako shark caught off the coast of Southern California could set a record, but a critic said it should have been released because sharks are threatened worldwide.
Superdaddy Pyros keeps Pyrenees bear numbers up
The number of bears roaming the Pyrenees remained stable at a minimum of 22 last year, thanks largely to the continued virility of Pyros, the undisputed daddy of the colony.
DNA study clarifies relationship between polar bears and brown bears
At the end of the last ice age, a population of polar bears was stranded by the receding ice on a few islands in southeastern Alaska. Male brown bears swam across to the islands from the Alaskan mainland and ...
Estonian brown bears head west
Estonia's thriving brown bear population has spread nationwide after hunters eased up in their traditional territory, an expert in the Baltic state said Friday.
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
A whole-genome analysis suggests that polar bear numbers waxed and waned with climate change, and that the animals may have interbred with brown bears since becoming a distinct species millions of years ago.
New study suggests polar bears evolved earlier than previously thought
Wild brown bear observed using a tool
Study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesn't make you safer
Carrying a gun in bear country doesn't mean you're more protected in the event of a bear encounter, according to new research out of Brigham Young University.
With climate changes, polar bear and brown bear lineages intertwine
Polar bears' unique characteristics allow them to survive in one of the most extreme environments on Earth, but that survival is now threatened as rising temperatures and melting ice reshape the Arctic landscape. Now it appears ...
Ancestry of polar bears traced to Ireland
An international team of scientists has discovered that the female ancestor of all living polar bears was a brown bear that lived in the vicinity of present-day Britain and Ireland just prior to the peak of ...
Future of polar bears likely to be grim
Will polar bears survive in a warmer world? UCLA life scientists present new evidence that their numbers are likely to dwindle.