Proposal to Protect Antarctic Waters Is Scaled Back – The Russians care diddly about Pew and your playmates, Andrea!

A proposal by the United States and New Zealand to create a huge ocean reserve in Antarctic waters has been sharply reduced in scale after opposition from Russia and other nations with large fishing industries. Environmentalists warned that the ambitious project was being badly undermined. (Environmental) Nongovernmental organizations have accused Washington and Wellington of caving in without a fight. more@NYT  08:21

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