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Are Polar Bears Better Off 'Endangered'?

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Are Polar Bears Better Off 'Endangered'?

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Are Polar Bears Better Off 'Endangered'?

Are Polar Bears Better Off 'Endangered'?

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Conservation groups are fighting to get the polar bear listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. But the Bush administration and Alaska's governor are freezing them out. Alex Chadwick talks to reporter Elizabeth Shogren about the future of the polar bear in Alaska.