Greenland polar bears offer small hope against climate change threat

Greenland polar bears offer small hope against climate change threat

Bears in southeast Greenland survive by hunting on both sea and freshwater ice, a new study shows, but scientists warn that the threat from climate change remains.

  • Study finds polar bears in southeast Greenland hunting on both sea ice and freshwater ice
  • Scientists say bears are distinct from other polar bear populations

A group of polar bears clinging to existence along a remote region of Greenland’s southeastern coast has adapted to life in a perilous zone where thawing glaciers meet melting sea ice and the warming sea.

Whether these bears can continue to survive in their rapidly changing world remains unknown, but scientists who studied them said the polar bears may offer new lessons in resilience.

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