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Posts tagged polar bears

August 19, 2013

 

penguins walking around the snow

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

Is it possible that some animals actually benefit from climate change?

March 23, 2009

 

Polar bear cub with mother

Becoming Endangered

Five basic criteria are used to determine if a species is threatened or endangered.

April 21, 2008

 

Baby seal posing on beach

Ringed Seals and Global Warming

You've probably heard that global warming in the Arctic is killing off polar bears by shrinking their habitat, but are other arctic animals suffering, too?

February 16, 2004

 

Born to Roam

When you've been to the zoo have you noticed how some of the animals pace around a lot? "Born to Roam" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Eating snow to obtain water is metabolically expensive–it would take too much energy to melt down enough snow. Consequently, polar bears have evolved so that they don’t need to drink free water.

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