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New study confirms the blanket of snow on arctic ice has gotten thinner over the last several decades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.


File photo of a walrus. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

10,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

An estimated 10,000 Pacific walrus have gone ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast and are bunched along a beach near the village of Point Lay.


File photo of a walrus. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)

Feds: Lack Of Sea Ice Changes Walrus Behavior

The absence of vast swaths of summer sea ice is changing the behavior of Pacific walrus, federal scientists said Wednesday, but added that more research will be needed to say what the final effects might be.



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