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Polar bears can't eat geese into extinction

As the Arctic warms, a new cache of resources -- snow goose eggs -- may help sustain the polar bear population for the foreseeable future. In a new study published in an early online edition of Oikos, resear ...

dateNov 04, 2010 in Ecology
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Crew circles North Pole in one summer

A trimaran sailing boat circled the North Pole in a single summer season, a feat made possible by global warming and the melting of the Arctic ice cap, the boat's international crew said Thursday.

dateOct 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Strange Martian Spirals Explained

Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since. ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Polar bear ban defeated at UN conservation meeting

(AP) -- A U.S.-backed proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear skins, teeth and claws was defeated Thursday at a U.N. wildlife meeting over concerns it would hurt indigenous economies and arguments ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Ecology
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