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Polar bear invasion in Novaya Zemlya archipelago caused by seasonal migration

The appearance of polar bears in human settlements of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which triggered a state of emergency in the region, has been caused…

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Seal-cull Ecological Problem

Recent calls to cull B.C. seal and sea lions in the name of protecting salmon reminds me of my Alberta childhood, when I was led…

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The Siberian Unicorn: Magical Story of a True Mammal

A mysterious shaggy giant species of rhinoceros — named the Siberian unicorn due to its enormous single horn — turns out to have survived in…

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Polar Bears Suffer From Climate Change And Have to Look for Food Alternatives

Polar bears need ice, because ice leads them to seals, and seals are their favorite. But as soon as 2040, the warming Arctic is going…

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Why Wind Farms Are Often Bad For Our Bats

A wind turbine in Europe or North America kills, on average, 2.3 birds and 2.9 bats each year, according to a 2012 report by the…

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Silver Fox Study Reveals Genetic Clues to Social Behavior

In 1959, Russian scientists began an experiment to breed a population of silver foxes, selecting and breeding foxes that exhibited friendliness toward people. They wanted…

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Arctic Permafrost Thawing Faster Than Expected Speeding Up Climate Change

Arctic permafrost may be thawing decades sooner than expected, according to a new report, releasing trapped greenhouse gases that accelerate climate change. The startling discovery…

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Scientists Find Amazingly Preserved 40,000-YO Baby Horse in Siberian Permafrost

The ancient foal was found in the permafrost of the Batagaika depression, also known as the “Gateway to the Underworld,” by Russian and Japanese scientists,…

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