Key Polar Bear Population Plummets in Alaska and Canada

Part of me is amazed this was allowed to be published, but given that it was co-authored with the USGC perhaps there was no other choice.

Study lead author Jeff Bromaghin said only two of 80 polar bear cubs the team tracked between 2004 and 2007 survived. Normally about half of cubs live. He thinks the cubs starved because there was a lack of summer sea ice and they couldn’t get to seals. The study is in the journal Ecological Applications.

Edit: 18 Nov 2014 - Whoops, forgot to include link to source article. My bad. Fixed.