08 Dec '11, 5pm

Polar bears may be driven to cannibalism by climate change

Polar bears may be driven to cannibalism by climate change

If you watch nature shows, you know that male bears see cubs as tasty little McNuggets with fur, so it's not like one bear eating another is a big deal. Except that in the Arctic, polar bears are increasingly deprived of the sea ice they rely on to access seals and other tasty mammalian treats. This has led to speculation that, trapped on land where there's no food, they may be resorting to cannibalism at rates significantly higher than before. Jenny Ross, a photojournalist who says she’s been seeing higher instances of bear-on-bear action, told the BBC : Predating another bear is a way to get food; it's probably a relatively easy way for a big adult male. And it seems that because of the circumstances of the loss of sea ice -- that kind of behavior may be becoming more common. Ross co-authored a paper on this bear-eat-bear world with a polar bear biologist, and just prese...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-08-polar-bears-may-be-d...

Tweets

More Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism to Avoid Starvation

More Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism to Avoid S...

treehugger.com 08 Dec '11, 9pm

U.S. Geological Survey /CC BY 2.0 The only thing that could be more upsetting than images of an adult polar bear eating hi...

Here's a fantastic infographic about polar bears!

Here's a fantastic infographic about polar bears!

mnn.com 07 Dec '11, 3pm

Why don't any of these articles acknowledge the people that live up north! There is a significant populations of indigenou...

The young and the restless: Kids sue government over climate change via @grist

The young and the restless: Kids sue government...

grist.org 08 Dec '11, 6pm

Glori Dei Filippone, 13, a plaintiff in the case. Photo: Our Children's Trust As the U.S. delegation drags its feet at the...

The brutal logic of climate change mitigation

The brutal logic of climate change mitigation

grist.org 08 Dec '11, 9pm

Grist does not support alcohol as a means to deal with problems. Nor does it support trading climate change mitigation for...

More Polar Bears Turn to Cannibalism to Avoid S...

care2.com 11 Dec '11, 3am

Thank you. It's comforting to find that among all the emotional reactionaries there are still those capable of critical th...

Time for a Vacation? Climate Change and the Human Clock

Time for a Vacation? Climate Change and the Hum...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 08 Dec '11, 2pm

Michael Appleton for The New York Times A cyclist makes his way up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor...

Study: Canadians place a six figure value on each polar bear:

Study: Canadians place a six figure value on ea...

care2.com 02 Dec '11, 11pm

Polar bears are one of the most iconic animals on the planet, a noble species on the front-line of a warming world — and t...

SC Blog Update: United Buddy Bears World Tour, Malaysia

SC Blog Update: United Buddy Bears World Tour, ...

shannonchow.com 09 Dec '11, 6am

All 143 Buddy Bears are in town at Pavilion KL, the United Buddy Bears had made its way to the 23rd stop of the world tour...

The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons A...

grist.org 12 Dec '11, 10am

As international leaders trek home from Durban, South Africa, after a week of plotting the world's response to global warm...

One Day, Video Games Will Beat Climate Change

One Day, Video Games Will Beat Climate Change

treehugger.com 07 Dec '11, 9pm

commorancy via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Can good game design inspire real-world behavior change? Critics and developers are incre...

United Buddy Bears World Tour, Malaysia - 143 n...

rebeccasaw.com 08 Dec '11, 6pm

United Buddy Bears World Tour, Malaysia Christmas Buffet at Cinnamon Cafe, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya McDonald’s Prosp...

Greener cars ‘not the solution’ to climate chan...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 07 Dec '11, 11am

Greener vehicles aren’t the solution to air pollution and won’t make us healthier, health experts warn. According to Healt...

Is Global Warming Driving Polar Bears to Cannib...

sg.news.yahoo.com 20 Dec '11, 1pm

Summer and fall are lean times for polar bears in the Arctic. In the colder months, they prey on seals, which sprawl on th...

Another Reason to Switch to a Credit Union: Banks Fund Climate Change #banking #globalwarming

Another Reason to Switch to a Credit Union: Ban...

ecopreneurist.com 08 Dec '11, 5pm

Do you need another reason to stop using your bank and switch to a credit union? I didn’t think so – I certainly don’t nee...

The most heartbreaking polar bear picture, ever via @grist

The most heartbreaking polar bear picture, ever...

grist.org 01 Dec '11, 7pm

I don't know if this guy is actually trying to push this icebreaker ship away from his home. Maybe he just thinks there's ...