Uncertain future for polar bear listing
Lawsuits challenge agency decisions while industry and North Slope communities wait to discover consequences of threatened status
As an initial foray into the use of the Endangered Species Act to protect animals perceived to be facing difficulties as a consequence of climate change, the 2008 listing of the polar bear as threatened has become something of a cause célèbre in the annals of environmental conservation. But for thos....
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Loss of sea ice
No immediate threat
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