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There are an estimated 22,000 to 31,000 polar bears in the world. Photographers have chronicled their way of life and how it has changed.
NOAA's Arctic Report Card warns that climate change is transforming the Arctic. These photos show its dire effects on the region so far this decade.
A polar bear covered in cryptic graffiti was spotted in Russia, and scientists are trying to work out what it means
The polar bear had "T-34" painted on its right flank. Scientists say it might be related to polar bears that overran a western Russian town last year.
52 polar bears have invaded a town on a remote Russian island after the ice caps where they live started to melt
"The people are scared. They are frightened to leave homes and their daily routines are broken," the deputy head of Novaya Zemlya island said.
The cub ventured outside of its mother's den for the first time — and it's adorable.
Victoria, a 21-year-old female, gave birth to at least one tiny polar bear cub around December 18 at a reservation in the Scottish Highlands.
This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen said he and his crew were "filming with tears rolling down our cheeks."
What it’s like to be one of the last two people to cross the Arctic to the North Pole — probably ever
Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters arrived at the North Pole on May 7, 2014. It was probably the last unsupported unaided expedition across the ice that will happen.
Warmer temperatures have caused polar bears and grizzly bears to cross paths, creating hybrid offspring.