Thursday, December 31, 2009

Are Polar Bears in Trouble? Experts Disagree

It's been the theme song for many a year. Polar Bears in Alaska are declining. Now a state biologist wants the whole picture examined.

Feds say polar bears declining; state biologist disagrees

by Megan Baldino
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Center for Biological Diversity says new assessments from the federal government prove that Alaska's polar bears and walrus populations are in trouble, but a state biologist says not so fast.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's stock assessments, the polar bear population in the southern Beaufort Sea region is declining.

They say.....

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