Study Melting Sea Ice Spells Death for Polar Bears

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The ice in the Arctic is melting faster than expected, and this is not good for polar bears. They hunt, mate, and raise their young on the ice. A new study looks at how this affects their health. The researchers, from the University of Wyoming, went to the Arctic for this study. They found that because the hunting season gets shorter, and summers longer without enough food, polar bears get stressed. They have to use the energy they stored in the spring to survive the rest of the year. If they don't get enough food in the spring, they start winter in bad shape. The study also shows that polar bears can't slow down their bodies enough in the summer to save energy. There are about 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the Arctic, and the study says we need to protect them by stopping the loss of sea ice.


1- Why is the melting of Arctic ice concerning for polar bears?

2- How do polar bears use the energy they stored in the spring?

3- What does the study suggest is necessary to protect polar bears?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Voice of America..