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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

This is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network.
A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The listing was the result of a 2005 petition and litigation filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The polar bear was the first species added to the Endangered Species List due solely to the threat from global warming.

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