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Summer's End in Churchill

Summer in Churchill is always very brief. Flowers have come and gone, and the lush greens of the tundra have turned to vibrant reds and golden yellows.

A polar bear mom and two cubs swim in ice-cold water.

Polar Bear Questions: How Can Polar Bears Survive Swims in Icy Waters?

Humans can't survive long swims in ice-cold water, so how do polar bears do it? Staff Scientist Thea Bechshoft says the answer lies in one wobbly little word.

Melting sea ice

A Sign of the Future: Summer 2020 in the Arctic

This year's Arctic sea ice minimum is part of a troubling downward trend, reminding us of how much climate change has already impacted the region.

Close up of male polar bear, with long guard hairs visible on front legs

Secrets in Polar Bear Hair

Our study looked for the presence of trace elements in polar bear hair to see what insights could be gained.

A lone polar bear strides across the snow

Safer Co-existence with Polar Bears

The Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, is working to establish the world’s first polar bear safe community.

A polar bear mom nestles with her cub.

Speak Up for Moms and Cubs

The White House decision to green light oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge puts moms and cubs at great risk.

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Live Cam

Our live Polar Bear Cams of the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill, Canada have ended for the season. Until they return next fall, enjoy our live Beluga Cam and highlights of the bears from 2019! #arcticinspiration

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Polar Bears and Their Habitat

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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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