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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014

Study: Polar bears decline 40 percent in a decade

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The heat is on this indicator species. Who's next? Study finds 40% decline in polar bear numbers in E. Alaska, W. Canada A study done by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada, as well as other groups, followed polar...

THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 2014

Lacking sea ice, walruses hit shore in massive congregation

MARINE WILDLIFE -- Walruses appear to be well-grounded in the reality of the impacts of climate change in the arctic. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

Arctic Dreams author Barry Lopez to speak at SCC

OUTDOOR LITERATURE -- Barry Lopez, one of America's premier nature writers, will give Spokane Community College’s first 2013-14 President Speakers Series lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Lair-Student Center auditorium, Bldg. 6. The college is at 1810 N. Greene St. Topics for...

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

Adventure scientists document chilling facts of global warming

ENVIRONMENT – “Chasing Ice,” a fascinating and award-winning National Geographic documentary about adventure-scientist documenting changes in the arctic will be presented by the Idaho Conservation League and other local environmental groups on Monday, 7 p.m., at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint. Read on for details...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

Scientists document acceleration in arctic ice melt

ENVIRONMENT -- More sobering news related to climate change: Arctic ice melt smashes record set in 2007 As the arctic ice melt ended Sunday, scientists calculated the extent of the melt at 293,000 square miles more than in 2007, which broke the previous record. --...

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2011

Arctic ice melt nears record

CLIMATE CHANGE -- Driven by an unprecedented meltdown across much of the Canadian North, the planet's Arctic ice cover has retreated this summer to its second-smallest extent in the 30-year satellite era — and may yet shrink beyond the record-setting thaw that alarmed scientists around...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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