Shrinking sea ice caused by a warming climate is forcing bears to stay inland in search of food, conservationists say.
A French swimming competition, an impressive sandcastle and a displaced polar bear round out this week's best images.
"People are scared. They are frightened to leave homes, and their daily routines are broken."
The injuries aren't life-threatening for the man who was taking passengers to shore for a tour.
Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and stunningly beautiful, the polar bear, currently in danger of extinction due to climate change, evokes fascination and awe. They are one of the most iconic and legendary animals to grace this planet.
Captivating video shows the 5-week-old stretching out and making cute noises.
The title is a bit of a sledgehammer. Would you guess that The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals is a beautiful thing?
Living conditions outside the cozy confines of our ship are harsh at best, but amazingly we've had a number of wildlife encounters over the past two weeks.
Interior granted Shell "conditional approval" to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic this summer, but the company still