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Melting ice is cutting polar bears off from their food

Polar bears are shedding weight—fast. A new study for the first time calculated the amount of calories that polar bears require, and it doesn’t look good for their survival. Their key source of food—various species of seals—are full of the blubber they need to satisfy their demands.... The post...
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