Photo: Polar Bears Suffering as Arctic Summers Come Earlier, Study Finds



A polar bear climbs onto an ice floe in Wager Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Scientists say that summer is coming earlier to the Canadian Arctic, posing a serious threat to polar bears. The bears fast during the summer months and hunt only on the sea ice, which is breaking up earlier in the year.

Photograph by Flip Nicklin/NGS


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