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As temperatures warm along Antarctica’s outer fringes, it allows for invasive plants and organisms to be carried in inadvertently by visiting scientists and tourists, putting the pristine ecosystem at risk, researchers have found.
Nations with ties to Antarctica have agreed to limit tourism, say scientists and diplomats working together to protect the fragile ecosystem. The restrictions would require member countries of the Antarctic Treaty to prevent ships with more than 500 passengers from landing in Antarctica and to allow
The Antarctic's environment will be protected by new rules forcing polluters to clean up or pay up for any contamination after 45 nations reached agreement in Stockholm on Wednesday.
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