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Polar bears' bodies work 60% harder than thought — which makes surviving climate change even tougher

Scientists studying the metabolism of free-ranging polar bears in the Arctic have found out why the loss of sea ice is hurting their survival: They burn calories at a faster rate than previously thought. The findings, described in the journal Science, reveal alarming facts about the polar bear’s...
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