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U.S. Weighs Protection for Polar Bears

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Science  05 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5808, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5808.25

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Citing warming temperatures that are melting the sea ice that polar bears call home, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that within the next year it will decide whether to protect these animals under the Endangered Species Act. (Read more.)