George Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died on Nov. 30. He was 94. 

Bush had a long career of public service. He served in World War II, was a congressman, diplomat, CIA director, vice president for Ronald Reagan, and was president from 1989 to 1993. His son... Read more

Hubble Monkey Head Nebula

photo courtesy of NASA

One of NASA’s most famous telescopes, Hubble, hit a rough patch last month but is now back on track!

The Hubble Space Telescope began experiencing a problem on Oct. 5, when one... Read more

A sea turtle struggles through ghost nets

Top Photo: A sea turtle struggles through ghost nets. Photo credit: Francis Perez/

A strange looking CONTRAPTION was hauled out to sea last month, and its creators hope that it will... Read more

More than 450 monthly issues later, Bear Essential News celebrates 40 years! Read more

Long-time Senator for Arizona John McCain passed away Aug. 25. Following a series of heartfelt memorials for the naval war hero and respected politician, and his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, his successor in the Senate was just appointed and sworn in. Read more

Beginning in 2021, Hawaii is set to impose the ban on sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Suncreens with household names like Coppertone and Banana Boat use these two ingredients.  Read more

“We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the 13 Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the Thai Navy SEALs announced on their Facebook page Tuesday, July 10. Read more

Last month, the Kilauea volcano started erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island. Since then, approximately 2,500 residents on the island have had to evacuate due to the lava that’s consuming everything in its path. Read more

New Census Bureau estimates say Phoenix saw the second-biggest growth among U.S. cities last year, adding 65,852 new residents, while Buckeye posted the fifth-fastest growth rate at 5.9 percent for 2017. Read more