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Judge orders decision on polar bear protection

April 29, 2008 |  9:45 am

Polar_bears

A federal judge has ordered the federal government to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming, Kenneth R. Weiss reports.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken rejected an Interior Department request for more time to study the issue and ordered it to act by May 15. Weiss has the details.

-- Steve Padilla

Photo: Steve Amstrup/AP

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