Scientists predict that without urgent action, polar bear populations could decline by as much as a third by mid-century due to disappearing Arctic sea ice and possibly by as much as 50% by 2050. These large marine mammals spend much of their time on arctic sea ice. But a changing climate is destabilizing the polar bears’ habitat, and a growing interest in arctic oil threatens the region with a potential spill.
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