New Bear on the Block: Grizzlies Spotted in Black and Polar Bear Habitats

For the first time, scientists have observed three American bear species—the black bear, polar bear and grizzly bear—using the same habitat in Canada’s Wapusk National Park. “Scientifically, it has never been documented anywhere,” Doug Clark of the University of Saskatchewan told the Canadian Press. Using remote cameras, Clark and his research …

Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

Illegal Online Sales of Endangered Wildlife Rife in Europe

The online sale of endangered and threatened wildlife is rife across Europe, a new investigation has revealed, ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans and bears to ivory, polar bear skins and many live reptiles and birds. Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) spent six weeks tracking adverts on …