Polar Bears “Threatened” Not “Endangered”

The LA Times is reporting that the White House is designated the polar bear as a “threatened” species, even though many environmental groups have demanded that the species be placed under the more serious “endangered” category. The Bush administration has been dragging its feet on this ruling, because it may force them to acknowledge (and do something about) the impact that climate change is having on the melting ice sheets. If you are interested in this story, you may want to listen to this NPR piece: Polar Bear Endangerment Decision Looms.

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