Polar Bears

Julia Conley, staff writer
"The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Durant and Hallam outside court
"Ordinary people, unlike the judiciary, are able to see the broader picture."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A member of the Porcupine caribou herd
Announcement comes as scholars warn fossil fuel drilling in Arctic refuge "...


This week, residents of a village in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula saw this exhausted, emaciated polar bear - a species some consider the poster child for climate change - prowling for food over 500 miles from its native habitat. With the Arctic warming, the ice receding, the seals slowly disappearing and the mindless cretins-in-charge eager to drill, enraged scientists ask, "At what point are we going to take climate change seriously?"