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Polar bears desperate on thin ice: Watch chilling footage

Polar bear. Photo by Flickr user mape_s used under a Creative Commons License
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In my Dec. 3 copy of the weekly e-newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity is a commentary on the plight of polar bears in the melting Arctic. Sad. You can see for yourself below. /Gary

Conditions for polar bears in the melting Arctic are worse than imagined.

Since sea ice hit a record low in 2007, scientists studying satellite images had hoped it was recovering. But two weeks ago, a survey revealed that ice shown by satellites to be relatively old and thick is actually thin and fragile — multiyear layers of ice once up to 33 feet thick now can’t even support a single bear, leaving the iconic animal with fewer and fewer places of refuge in the summer.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
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Don’t believe Big Oil’s misleading claims on gas prices


New poll shows: Americans support continued protection for Arctic refuge. Majority say drilling would provide no relief at the pump.

Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince lawmakers that they should allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the American public is not buying the oil industry’s arguments, according to a new national poll conducted over the past week and released today.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
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