Dwindling polar bears

It’s official. Polar bears are becoming extinct, according to the US Department of the Interior (DOI).

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today that he is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) because of the continued loss of sea ice affecting their habitat.

A 60-day public comment period for the proposed ESA rule is available at the DOI site.



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