Polar Bears Threatened by Toxic Pollutants, Not Just Climate Change and a Warming Arctic

As if the ravages of climate change were not catastrophic enough already, polar bears have another danger to watch out for: toxic pollutants. A study found that risk from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic is low for seals, but high for polar bears, especially the cubs.

International Business Times

Last updated on 09 January 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Canada
Greenland (Denmark)
Russian Federation
Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway)
United States of America
Threats: 
Pollution
Species: 
Ursus maritimus
Species group: 
Marine mammals