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2005-10-25 03:50:00

By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY -- International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution. Achim Steiner, director-general of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), said a conservation plan for the unregulated high seas -- part of a U.N.-backed plan -- would be produced by 2008, for adoption by world governments by 2012. "We've had a good century of developing terrestrial protected areas, national parks...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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