Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

Melting Habitats Imperil the Polar Bear

By Seneca Oehrle, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A study published in July on Nature.com found that almost all polar bear subpopulations are facing major habitat loss. Human contribution to global warming has led to declining levels of summer sea ice. This forces polar...

The Arctic Polar Ice Cap is Melting More Quickly Than Expected

By ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 9 Mentored by ERIN WYLIE Since 1979, global warming has increased, according to scientists. Global warming is caused by the earth’s pollution that traps the sun’s heat in our atmosphere. In addition to other negative environmental effects, this...