09 June 2009

The Artic: Getting Hot Up There

“There are changes taking place around the North Pole right now because of melting ice. Arctic animals such as polar bears and sea lions have smaller areas in which to live, hunt and raise their young. Hunting patterns of some native communities have been hurt, too.

“With less ice, the Arctic also is more open to shipping, fishing and other commercial activities, such as oil drilling, which could hurt the fragile polar environment.

“Even visitors who want to explore the beautiful wilderness pose a threat.

Read the whole story at WashingtonPost.com

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