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DC Court rejects Alaska’s bid to remove polar bear from threatened species list #GlobalWarming #GlobalCooling

Polar Bear and Russian Sub

Posted on Friday, 03.01.13

BY SEAN COCKERHAM
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court has rejected the state of Alaska’s attempt to remove polar bears from the threatened species list.

Friday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has major implications, because polar bears were the first species to be listed solely on the basis of threats to their survival from global warming.

The D.C. appeals court affirmed a lower court ruling supporting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to put polar bears on the.... http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/01/3261725/court-rejects-alaskas-bid-to-remove.html