Antarctic deadlock in Madrid?

April 1991
New Scientist;4/27/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1766, p16
Discusses the meeting of the 39 nations of the Antarctic Treaty in Madrid this week and the possibility that the issue of mining will block any agreement designed to protect the continent. History of the current crisis and the rejection by France and Australia of the Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA); Britain's change of position on mining; More.


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