Antarctic Angst Russia Blamed for Failed Nature Reserve Talks

Hopes had been high for the creation of two vast nature preserves off the coast of Antarctica. But a key meeting in Germany ended without agreement. Environmental groups are pointing their fingers at Russia.
Efforts to set aside marine reserves in the oceans around Antarctica failed on Tuesday.

Efforts to set aside marine reserves in the oceans around Antarctica failed on Tuesday.

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cgh -- with wire reports