Tundra Fires and Melting Sea Ice

Devastating tundra fires, melting sea ice and polar animal migrations are shaping the arctic into a very new landscape with a profound impact on a host of global issues.

Hybrid bear
This grizzly bear/polar bear hybrid was spotted in the High Arctic by biologists Jodie Pongracz and Evan Richardson in 2006. The sightings of three grizzly bears and one other hybrid that spring represented an unprecedented cluster of these animals at such high latitudes.
Photo by Jodie Pongracz, Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories