Judge Restores Grizzly Bears’ Protections As Endangered Species

A grizzly bear in 2011 in Yellowstone National Park. A federal judge restored the species to the endangered list on Monday.

The ruling blocks planned hunting of grizzlies. Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn’t use the best available science when it took them off the threatened-species list last year.

(Image credit: Jim Urquhart/AP)