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Sun Dec 18, 2016, 07:06 PM

Polar Bears Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village.

The bears that come here are climate refugees, on land because the sea ice they rely on for hunting seals is receding.

KAKTOVIK, Alaska Come fall, polar bears are everywhere around this Arctic village, dozing on sand spits, roughhousing in the shallows, padding down the beach with cubs in tow and attracting hundreds of tourists who travel long distances to see them.

At night, the bears steal into town, making it dangerous to walk outside without a firearm or bear spray. They leave only reluctantly, chased off by the polar bear patrol with firecracker shells and spotlights.

On the surface, these bears might not seem like members of a species facing possible extinction.'>>>

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/science/polar-bears-global-warming.html?

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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:22 AM

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