Climate crisis pushing polar bears to mate with grizzlies, producing hybrid ‘pizzly’ bears | The Independent

Scientists say warming Arctic is expanding range of grizzlies, bringing species into greater contact… Back in 2006, a strange polar bear was seen in the Northwest Territories of the Canadian Arctic. It had patches of brown on its otherwise white fur and an unusual face shape. Hunters shot the bear dead and DNA tests confirmed […]

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DNR warns hikers, bikers to avoid muddy trails for nature’s sake

LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking outdoor enthusiasts to heed some advice this spring: “Muddy day? Please don’t play.” Walking, biking and horseback riding on muddy trails destroys the trail’s surface, contributing to erosion and creating hard-to-fix trails, the DNR says. The rule of thumb? If you are leaving visible […]

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Scientists look at how some Yellowstone wolves avoid mange – East Idaho News

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — After 25 years of inbreeding, Yellowstone National Park’s wolves are becoming more genetically similar, researchers have found. “They’re still a really healthy population,” said Alexandra DeCandia, who looked into wolf genetics for research she recently published. “It’s not anything we’re worried about.” In fact, genetic similarity can help Yellowstone’s wolves fight […]

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