Latest Polar bears News

Biden administration cancels remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic Refuge

Sep. 07, 2023 03:33 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In an aggressive move that angered Republicans, the Biden administration canceled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, overturning sales held in the Trump administration's waning days, and proposed stronger...

Scientists say study found a direct link between greenhouse gas emissions and polar bear survival

Aug. 31, 2023 14:11 PM EDT

Fifteen years after polar bears were listed as threatened, a new study says researchers have overcome a roadblock in the Endangered Species Act that prevented the federal government from considering climate change when evaluating impacts of projects such as oil and gas drilling. The...