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Keep up with our latest articles featuring new research, stories, and content about polar bears.

A polar bear lit by the morning sun on a tundra blanketed with snow.

The Secret Contamination of Polar Bears

Scientists have discovered hundreds of new contaminants in blood samples from polar bears in Hudson Bay and the Beaufort Sea, including some of unknown origin.

Polar bear cub on the sea ice in the Southern Beaufort Sea

Arctic Refuge Dens at Risk

The IUCN has written a letter advising against seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a prime denning area for polar bear families.

A polar bear cub snuggles close to mom for warmth

Climate Talks in Poland

Climate change is the single biggest threat to polar bears--and that's why it's important to speak up for them at the COP24 climate talks.

A polar bear on the sea ice

Tag-a-Bear Challenge

Glue, tape, or burr on fur: make something stick! 3M engineers are helping to develop a minimally invasive way to attach a tracking device to a polar bear.

A healthy polar bear on a Chukchi Sea beach.

Chukchi Sea Polar Bears

In a spot of good news, the first-ever estimate of the Chukchi Sea polar bears shows relative abundance--at least for now--a new study shows.

Lit by the sun, a lone polar bear strides across the sea ice

Back on the Sea Ice!

Plunging temperatures gave Churchill’s polar bears a timely return to the sea ice this year—a happy departure from the freeze-up delays of some recent years.

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Live Cam

The Western Hudson Bay polar bears are back on the sea ice, hunting seals, and our Polar Bear Cams have ended for the season. Until they return next year, enjoy highlights! Also check out our Northern Lights Cam for live footage of the northern lights and shooting stars.

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Polar Bears and Their Habitat

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Follow polar bears as they journey across the ice.

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Polar Bears

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Climate Change

A threat to polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.

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“The only way to save the bears and their sea ice habitats is to control temperature rise through greenhouse gas mitigation.”

Dr. Steven C. Armstrup

It's not too late. Act now to effect change.

Your actions today will help prevent potentially catastrophic changes from taking place—not only helping polar bears, but also preserving the climate that has allowed humans to flourish.

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