G. P. Bear goes to Washington: part 4

By Bill Steigerwald “Polar bear democracy” Of all the animals the Inuit traditionally hunted, Nanuk, the polar bear, was the most prized. Native hunters considered Nanuk to be wise, powerful, and “almost a man.” Some called the bear “the great lonely roamer.” Many tribes told legends of strange polar-bear men that lived in igloos. These…

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Glacier melt discovered to have an upside

From Virginia Tech, a surprising study showing some biological benefit of melting glaciers. Glacier melt adds ancient edibles to marine buffet Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source – ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff, researchers from four universities and the U.S. Forest Service…