Alaska: Bear Saves Cubs, Kills Soldier

by Onion / Earth First! Newswire A heroic bear, acting in self-defense, attacked and killed a member of the US army who had stolen their land for the purpose of military training. The 30-year-old soldier, and another who received minor injuries, were […]

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Canadian Police Fatally Shoot Polar Bear

by Leyland Cecco / The Guardian Canadian police have shot and killed a polar bear that wandered into a Quebec community hundreds of kilometres south of the species’ normal territory, in an incident that experts warn could become more common as sea […]

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Finland, Sweden, and Norway to Cull Wolf Population

by Patrick Barkham / The Guardian Finland is joining Sweden and Norway in culling wolves this winter to control their population, as conservation groups appeal to the European Union to take action against the slaughter. Hunters in Sweden have already shot dead most of […]

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Fires Surge in the Amazon as Deforestation Slows

by Rhett Butler / Mongabay Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon was more than 20 percent lower for the second straight month relative to the prior year according to data released today by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. But forest loss in […]

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