Photo of the day: Walruses face an uncertain future

Pacific walruses affected by Arctic climate change (AP Images)
In this aerial photo taken on September 23, 2014, walruses begin to gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. (AP Images)

What would you do if your home melted? It happened to these Pacific walruses, when rising Arctic temperatures liquified their icy abode. The 35,000 pictured here “hauled out,” arriving on a northwest Alaska beach. But the best walrus feeding grounds are far away, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fears the walrus may soon be an endgangered species.

Arctic climate change is particularly fast and severe. Read more about how the region is being affected and ways you can help.