Obama’s Interior Dept. Won’t Overturn Bush’s Polar Bear Rule

Polar bears have become the universal symbol of global warming, not so much because they’re cute or cuddly , but because it is eminently clear that climate change is killing them. Polar bears depend on solid sea ice for survival; it’s where they do their hunting. But when the ice begins to melt — as it has in recent years, thanks largely to warming — the bears can starve and die