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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"There's a giant polar bear, Sarge, and it's blocking the train"
What happens when a polar bear crosses the tracks? The train stops. That's how it went in central England on Tuesday when fifty Greenpeace activists and a polar bear (or a person dressed like one) halted a 1,500 tonne coal train bound for the coal-fired Cottam Power Station in the town of Nottinghamshire, east of Sheffield. While the life-sized...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could reach as many as 1...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Don't forget Fukushima" was the message Tuesday morning as roughly 16,000...

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Talk about iconic. Among the over 100 protesters arrested at Flood Wall Street were two Captain Planets and Frostpaw, the ubiquitous polar bear and activist. His arrest prompted boos and chants from the crowd, the P.R.- perfect image for protesters, and a swift, often gleeful response from online commenters. Noted one, "There's now been 100% more polar bears arrested than bankers." From another, "Thanks NYPD, you always deliver."