Ayesha Rascoe talks with B.J. Kirschhoffer of Polar Bears International about “bear-dar,” a new technology that could help reduce polar bear run-ins with people in Arctic communities.
AYESHA RASCOE, HOST:
As climate change has reduced sea ice in the Arctic, polar bears have been spending more time on land. That raises the chances of bear-human run-ins that are dangerous for both. Now the conservation organization Polar Bears International is testing a technology they think might help – Bear-dar. It’s a radar system to clock incoming polar bears and warn people close by. Joining us now to talk about it is B.J. Kirschhoffer,
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