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Polar bears found to be surviving despite lack of sea ice offers hope for species

By Nicola Davis

17 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Now, some news to put a smile on your face. For decades, polar bears have been the face of the climate crisis, yet a recent study has found the future may not be as bad as originally thought.

Polar bears have become the furry face of the climate crisis, with experts suggesting the animals could be all but extinct in a matter of decades as the Arctic sea ice they hunt from melts away.

But now researchers say they have found a group of them in south-east Greenland who are surviving despite a lack of sea ice for much of the year.

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