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Polar Bears Still on Thin Ice, but Cutting Greenhouse Gases Now Can Avert Extinction

December 15, 2010

a polar bear New research indicates that if humans reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly in the next decade or two, enough Arctic ice is likely to remain intact during late summer and early autumn for polar bears to survive. Full Story

University of Washington

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