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Academic: Are penguins and coral reefs enough to stop the coal burning?

Kent posted in on December 5th, 2011.

A leading Australian researcher, Queensland University ecologist Professor Hugh Possingham, turned the tables on media at a briefing in Auckland today when he quizzed journalists about whether concerns over the loss of penguins in Antarctic and coral reefs closer to the tropics would be enough to stop nations burning the coal which contributes to fossil […]

‘Last Ocean’ concerns canvassed at conservation think tank

Kent posted in on December 5th, 2011.

Some of the 250 international scientists gathered in Auckland for a world conference on conservation biology, have just spent three days  at sessions of a marine conservation think tank, where the questions they tackled included proposals for protecting biodiversity in the so-called “last ocean”,  New Zealand’s  Ross Sea. “There’s a marine protected area (MPA) proposed […]

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