New Rules Needed To Govern World's Fragile Polar Regions

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:28 in Earth & Climate

Consideration of international law and policy issues in polar regions is urgently needed as climate change opens the Arctic Ocean to shipping, fishing, and other resource exploitation, and as growing numbers of bioprospectors, researchers and tourists flock to Antarctica, all with potentially serious environmental consequences in these highly fragile ecosystems.

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