Never would I have thought that Russia would have to declare an emergency after polar bears invade one of their towns. That is just a sentence I thought I would never see. As far as I know, Polar Bears are solo travellers until they have cubs. Even then, when their cubs grow up, they head off alone too. It's been said that a combination of dwindling sea ice and a buffet of garbage in town may be drawing a massive influx of polar bears on a Russian archipelago. It’s a worst-case scenario really, for both the polar bears and people because proximity increases the potential for conflict. At least 52 polar bears have visited the village of Belushya Guba on the Novaya Zemlya islands in northern Russia over the past few months, The Washington Post reports. The bears are getting into homes and office buildings, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. Geoff York, senior director of conservation at the nonprofit Polar Bears International says “Polar bears see people, people see polar bears, everybody walks away." Lets hope this can be sorted out before tensions run too high.