An Alaskan polar bear takes a break from gnawing on whale meat.
An Alaskan polar bear takes a break from gnawing on whale meat. Steve Ringman / Seattle Times / MCT
An Alaskan polar bear takes a break from gnawing on whale meat. Steve Ringman / Seattle Times / MCT

Bush administration defends oil leases in polar bear habitat

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