Environment Forum

Polar bears, sure. But grolar bears?

December 16, 2010

RUSSIA/Most people have seen a polar bear, usually at the local zoo. And most zoo-goers know that wildlife advocates worry about the big white bears’ future as their icy Arctic habitat literally melts away as a result of global climate change. But apparently more than the climate is changing above the Arctic Circle.

Climate change, not people, killed cave bears

November 26, 2008

Cave bears (left) would have been fearsome neighbours in the Stone Age — weighing up to a tonne or about 200 kg bigger than the modern¬†heavyweights, the polar bear or the Kodiak bear.