The tiny Pacific nation of Tokelau has outlawed whaling in its 116,000-square-mile (290,000-square-kilometer) exclusive economic ocean zone. www.zimbio.com/Environmental+Issues/articles/nGxU5mPxkOi/Tiny+Tokelau+declares+11th+Pacific+whale+sanctuary
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It looks like drilling through miles of ice may have paid off: The Russian scientists who did just that last year at Antarctica’s Lake Vostok say the samples they recovered contain an “unclassified and unidentified” life form,