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2008-11-20 10:10:00

Only 1 percent of the world's oceans have been granted protective status, according to a recent survey. Governments have dedicated themselves to a goal of defending 10% by 2012, even though the publishers of the report imply that there is no chance of attaining this goal. Shielding ecologically significant areas can aide fish stocks in regeneration, and also can promote the tourism industry. The investigation was headed up by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and was printed in the journal...

Word of the Day
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'