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Dispatches from the edge of doom

Something strange happened in 1973. Republican president Richard Nixon -- who the year before had stated, "this is not the land of quotas and restrictions" -- signed the Endangered Species Act into law.

May 09, 2011
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What is killing Argentina's right whales?

Fatal strandings of southern right whales around Argentina's Valdes Peninsula have soared in recent years, and worried scientists are not sure why, the International Whaling Commission heard Friday.

Jun 25, 2010
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Sound maps reveal whales and noise pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chris Clark discussed his state-of-the-art acoustic animations and the difficulties facing whales Feb. 21 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego.

Feb 23, 2010
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Larger Seasonal Speed Zones Could Save Whales

(PhysOrg.com) -- Larger areas of speed limits for ships around major ports could significantly help North Atlantic right whales' survival, according to a new study led by Duke University scientists.

Sep 08, 2009
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