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Bush administration proposes listing
polar bears as threatened species

Updated: January 6, 2007, 4:51 AM ET
By John Heilprin Associated Press — Dec. 29, 2006

WASHINGTON — Polar bears are in jeopardy and need stronger government protection because of melting Arctic sea ice related to global warming, the Bush administration said Wednesday.

The Interior Department cites thinning sea ice as the big problem; outside the government, other scientists studying the issue say pollution, overhunting, development and even tourism also may be factors. Greenland and Norway have the most polar bears, while a quarter of them live mainly in Alaska and travel ...

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