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Plan to Create World’s Largest Marine Reserve Off Antarctica Fails

Despite a decade of negotiations, talks to create the world’s largest marine reserve in waters off Antarctica broke down Friday.  Twenty-four nations and the European Union gathered in Tasmania but failed to reach a consensus on proposed protected areas in the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea.    The nations met to negotiate the plan under the auspices of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.  “We are extremely disappointed that Russia and ...

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