Today the Bush administration declared polar bears to be an endangered species. This is both good and bad. Our government has finally recognized that not only is global warming real but a huge threat to our environment. It's unfortunate it's taken so long for action that the big and fuzzy mammals we've come to love and iconize are on the verge of extinction. To read more, Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin does a fantastic job covering the ground-breaking news here.