Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

A combination of dwindling sea ice and an all-you-can-eat-buffet of garbage may be drawing a massive influx of polar bears to towns on a Russian archipelago. Itís a worst-case scenario for both the polar bears and people because proximity increases the potential for conflict. At least 52 polar bears have visited the village of Belushya Guba on the Novaya Zemlya islands in northern Russia over the past few months, The Washington Post reports. The bears are getting into homes and office buildings, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. Videos uncovered by The Guardian that purport to show the bear invasion show them chowing down at the local dump. Itís exactly the behavior experts expect given the easy access to garbage in... Continue reading…

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Why polar bears are invading human settlements

Why is Russia in a state of emergency over polar bears?

Mon 11 Feb 19 from BBC News

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings.

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Why polar bears invaded a Russian village

Tue 12 Feb 19 from The Verge

52 Polar Bears 'Invade' a Russian Town to Eat Garbage Instead of Starve to Death

As climate change destroys their hunting grounds, some bears eat garbage to survive.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Livescience

Dozens of polar bears invade remote Russian town, create 'emergency situation'

A mass invasion of polar bears has caused an "emergency situation" in the small Russian settlement of Belushya Guba.        

Mon 11 Feb 19 from USA today

More than 50 polar bears invade Russian village, sparking government to declare state of emergency

A polar bear invasion is terrorizing Russians on a remote Arctic island with more than 50 beasts besieging one town.

Sun 10 Feb 19 from FOXNews

Polar bears invade small island in northern Russia, causing an emergency warning

Islands in northern Russia faced a crisis last weekend after a group of polar bears invaded the region. Officials in Novaya Zemlya issued an emergency warning for the small town of Belushya ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Inhabitat

No, climate change hasnít driven polar bears to take over a Russian town

Dr. Susan Crockford writes: The MSM have gone mad for this story today. I wrote up a post yesterday debunking the AGW claim. on Polar bears have been terrorizing a Russian town on the Barents ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Watts Up With That?

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