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Arctic Scientists Flee Polar Bear Trapped on Land

Article: Arctic Scientists Flee Polar Bear Trapped on Land

NEW YORK, New York, August 9, 2008 (ENS) – Five scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society had to evacuate their remote field camp in northern Alaska because of a new kind of threat brought on by global warming – a polar bear stranded on land. Polar bears would normally be out on sea…

U.S. Lists Polar Bear as Threatened But Balks at New Protection

Article: U.S. Lists Polar Bear as Threatened But Balks at New Protection

By J.R. Pegg WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration reluctantly declared the polar bear a threatened species today, concluding that the loss of Arctic sea ice has put the future of the iconic species in peril. But the administration also took steps to ensure the decision will not require new efforts…