News Break: Satellite Photos Classified by Bush Administration Show Retreating Polar Ice

Satellite photos kept secret by the previous administration have just been released showing the rapid and stark retreat of the polar ice sheets. That the Arctic is the “canary in the coal mine” in regard to global warming (to use a rather ironic turn of phrase in this instance) isn’t new. Scientists have been reporting on the accelerated retreat of…

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Salazar’s Recent Decision: Are Polar Bear Populations Bound for Inevitable Decline?

With the decision from Interior Secratary Ken Salazar not to reverse his predecessors decision concerning full protection of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, the stage is set for the possible rapid decline and eventual extinction of the “King of the Arctic” by mid-century.