On Tuesday, in the waning days of Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s reign, a special rule in the ESA, which was first implemented by the Bush administration, was adapted by the Obama administration. The measure doesn’t allow occurrences outside the immediate habitat of an endangered species to be considered for regulation. While the polar bear’s hunting grounds are literally melting from under their feet, the Obama administration has failed to use the most powerful clause in the Endangered Species Act to protect them… Source
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Environmental activists have blamed climate change for appearance of polar bear in the Kamchatka Peninsula.