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Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
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Status of the Copenhagen Talks, in a Nutshell
17 December 2009 12:12 pm
From international law expert Dan Bodansky, writing from the conference:
... it appears increasingly likely that the conference outcome will be a short political declaration largely devoid of substance, and a procedural decision to continue the “process,” such as it is.
Everyone knows the deal that will eventually follow, if it's to happen at all, says Bodansky: Developing nations agree to stronger commitments, common provisions on monitoring, reporting and verifying their emissions; the United States and the European Union strengthen their commitments. But Bodansky thinks the foundation just won't get laid tomorrow.