28 March 2011 Polar Bear Cubs Debut in Nuremberg Zoo Posted by: Brian Bovard | Leave a comment | Share: Two polar bear cubs, Gregor and Aleut, made a big debut for crowds at Germany’s Nuremberg Zoo last week. Follow the link to MSNBC’s video coverage of the event. But while these polar bear cubs enjoy their celebrity spotlight, polar bears in the wild are facing increasingly difficult problems. Jeff Corwin, Defenders of Wildlife board member and television star, talks about the plight that polar bears in the wild are facing because of global warming in the video episode (below) of “Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin”. Take Action to Protect the Polar Bear Seas The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas—sometimes called the Polar Bear Seas—are vital to the survival of America’s threatened polar bears, walrus, bowhead whales and so many other Arctic species. Yet Shell Oil and other companies are charging ahead with plans to industrialize this crucial area without proper protections for the amazing wildlife that could be devastated by an oil spill. Stand up to Big Oil. Urge the Obama administration to nix new drilling in the Polar Bear Seas. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Helicopter gunning kills 23 wolves in Idaho; Urge Secretary Jewell to abandon gray wolf delisting proposal — Call your representative by March 14; Washington wildlife agency urged to end support for abolishing federal wolf protections; The latest on Governor Otter’s wolf control board. Two Too Many Development Projects in the Ivanpah Valley While these projects most definitely directly impact a species that has been identified as threatened and is dependent on the habitat where they would be built, Silver State South and Stateline’s approval is most troubling for a bigger reason. You see, this isn’t just an issue for the Ivanpah Valley. Developers and agencies need to be conscious of how and where they plan energy projects all across the country. They need to look at renewable energy planning with a landscape-wide lens, understanding that building in the right places and making an effort to minimize environmental impacts from the start are essential. California’s Rim Fire: Opportunities Rise from the Ashes After California’s devastating Rim Fire, will officials take the opportunity to give nature a chance to fully recover?