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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area. It’s not the first time that polar bears have come to Novaya Zemlya, but their numbers this time are striking. More than 50 bears have been spotted in the archipelago’s main town of Belushya Guba. Regional authorities in Russia declared… Read at AP News