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Record #146715:

Too darned hot / Fred Pearce.

Title: Too darned hot / Fred Pearce.
Author(s): Pearce, Fred.
Date: 1998.
In: New Scientist. (1998.), Vol. 159(2146) (1998)
Abstract: Describes uncomfortable effects of summer on polar bears, and poor scenario for them if climate warms up. At Churchill there are 1200 animals to 600 people. Tranquillising them enables Canadian Wildlife service to assess health on large scale. Body condition and female fertility have declined since 1980s, but PCB's at Churchill are lower than in bears further north. Warming has melted sea ice earlier in spring, with less chance to eat seal pups. This may be main factor; health recovered in same year as Pinatubo eruption.
Notes:

New Scientist. Vol. 159(2146) :40-43 (1998).

Keywords: 551.58 -- Climatology.
599.742.2 -- Ursidae: Ursus maritimus.
H6 -- Zoology: mammals.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*410) -- Canadian Eastern Arctic.
SPRI record no.: 146715

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