NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Churchill, Canada: Roger O'Neil) The importance for Arctic polar bears of the ice for their annual seal hunting featured; scenes shown from the Arctic's Hudson Bay, where global warming may shorten the icy floe winters. [Canadian Wildlife Service bear scientist Dr. Ian STIRLING - says the bears are not getting enough fat to store thus leading to a declining birth rate.] [hudson Bay Helicopters Jody McRAE - says the economy is dependent on bear tourism.]
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