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Polar bears get protection

US lists animal as 'threatened' by warming

A polar bear and her cubs walked near Churchill, Canada, last November. A polar bear and her cubs walked near Churchill, Canada, last November. (Associated Press/file)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / May 15, 2008

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Once a symbol of Arctic wildlife's fierce resilience, the polar bear is now so vulnerable to the ravages of global warming that the US government placed the creature on the endangered species list yesterday. (Full article: 871 words)

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