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- Science > Animals > A B C > Bears
- Bears, Black (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
- Bears, Grizzly (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Provides a photo of the grizzly bear. 6-99
- Bears, Brown (University of Michigan - Ballenger)
Provides a picture and description. 3-00
- Bears, Polar (Kids' Planet)
Includes a description and a drawing.
- Bears, Grizzly (Kids' Planet)
Includes a description and a drawing.
- Bears, Polar (Zoological Society of San Diego)
Provides a description and includes pictures. 2-01
- Bears, Grizzly (National Parks Conservation Association)
Provides a drawing and basic facts.
- Polar Bears Going Extinct (CBS News)
"More than two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be killed off by 2050 - including the entire population in Alaska - because of thinning sea ice from global warming in the Arctic, government scientists forecast Friday." 09-07
- Bears (A-Z Animals)
"Most bears are nocturnal, solitary animals only really congregating during the bears mating season. The mother bear will then raise her cubs until they too, are old enough to live on their own. Bears generally have an excellent sense of smell and are also fantastic at climbing trees, swimming and are able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph for short periods of time."
The sub-species of bears include: Asian Black Bear, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Giant Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear, Spectacled Bear, and Sun Bear. 01-09
- Beanie Babies and Teddy Bears (Wauer-Ferus)
Provides games, clipart and more. 09-09
- Cultural Diversity and Early Education (National Academy of Sciences - Phillips and Crowell)
Provides "research literature that bears on the early education of culturally and linguistically diverse populations of children." 2-00
- Animals Clipart (ClipsAhoy.com)
Provides Bears, Birds, Bugs, Cats, Cows, Dogs, Donkeys and Mules, Elephants, Foxes, Fish and Water, Horses, Moose, Pets, Pigs, Rabbits, Reptiles, Rodents, and Sheep. 2-01
- Santana, Carlos (RockHall.com)
"Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock's true virtuosos and guiding lights. Since 1966, he has led the group that bears his surname, selling over 30 million albums and performing before 13 million people." 9-03
- Rotterdam Storm Surge Barrier (IABSE)
"Several joint ventures competed for the contract to design and construct the Rotterdam Storm Surge Barrier. After fierce competition, it was awarded to a joint venture in 1989. In nearly every sense the project was innovative in that new ways were found to design and construct the superstructure which bears a striking resemblance in size and appearance with the Eiffel Tower in Paris." 9-05
- Water Bear (Microscopy)
"Strangely enough, water bears are at the same time among the most unknown and the most fascinating creatures on earth. They have successfully escaped man's exploitation of nature and still can be found almost everywhere on earth. Scientists have reported their existence in hot springs, on top of the Himalayas, under 5 m layers of solid ice and in ocean sediments. Many species can be found in a milder environment like lakes, ponds and meadows, others prefer stone walls and roofs. But their most typical homes are moss cushions." 7-05
- Better Pain Reliever Found (Scientific American)
"Morphine and other opioids work wonders for pain. Unfortunately, their effectiveness declines over time while their addictiveness grows, meaning patients need the drug even as it affords them less and less relief. But new research into the cellular workings of opioids offers a promising new pathway to improved pain relief--without the addiction--by triggering one receptor and blocking another."
"Medicinal chemist Philip Portoghese of the University of Minnesota and his colleagues began by studying two of the four major opioid receptors in the cells of the central nervous system. Each bears the name of a Greek letter and the chemists focused on the Mu and Delta receptors. Previous research had shown that drugs that linked up with Mu receptors lasted longer with less addiction when combined with drugs that blocked Delta receptors. But it was not known whether the two channels worked separately or in concert to improve the overall effect." 12-05
- -12-27-05 Worldwide Protests Scheduled on Global Warming (CBS News)
"From the Arctic Inuit who are losing their ice caps and polar bears to activists demanding urgent action on global warming, thousands of people will hit the streets en masse Saturday across North America and other parts of the world." 12-05
- 09-21-06 Most Corrupt Members of Congress List (BeyondDelay.org)
"It's the second year now that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has released its list of 20 muckiest senators and congresspeople."
"In the following report, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) documents the unethical activities of 25 members of Congress: 17 House Members and three Senators and five members whose known conduct isnt severe enough for them to make the list, but bears notice. The biggest problem: the members on this list have abused their positions for the financial benefit of themselves, their friends and their families. Some do this by hiring unqualified family members, some allow family members to lobby them and many use the legislative process to earmark for the financial benefit of themselves and specific individuals. Members need to be reminded that a career in public service is not intended to be lucrative. If members want to get rich, they should become lobbyists." 09-06
- -Editorial on the Padila Conviction (New York Times)
"On the way to this verdict, the government repeatedly trampled on the Constitution, and its prosecution of Mr. Padilla was so cynical and inept that the crime he was convicted of conspiracy to commit terrorism overseas bears no relation to the ambitious plot to wreak mass destruction inside the United States, which the Justice Department first loudly proclaimed. Even with the guilty verdict, this conviction remains a shining example of how not to prosecute terrorism cases." 08-07
- -06-26-08 Army Corps of Engineers Causing Floods? (Time.com)
"On March 4, three Midwestern University professors wrote to warn the Army Corps of Engineers that its concrete navigation structures in the Mississippi River were intensifying floods, and that its plans to build more wingdikes and weirs would 'exacerbate a severe and growing problem.' They called some of the structures designed to scour out the river's bottom so that barges could pass 'loaded cannons pointing at St. Louis and East St. Louis, waiting to go off in the next flood.' Citing 'clear and unequivocal data' from a dozen peer-reviewed articles, they declared that 'the time to ask these questions is now, and not in the aftermath of the next great flood.' "
"The Army Corps, the troubled, gung-ho public works agency that bears much of the blame for leaving New Orleans underwater, blew off the academics' concerns."
"The Army Corps is always completely confident, even when it's completely wrong. Its levees protecting St. Louis and East St. Louis survived this year's great flood, thanks in part to dozens of levee breaks upstream that reduced the pressure downstream, but there is powerful evidence that the Corps' mania for concrete significantly magnified the flood's power. Army Corps structures aren't the only reason 500-year floods seem to be hitting the Mississippi every 15 years, but a National Science Foundation-funded database of 8 million hydrologic measurements suggests they are the most important reason." 06-08