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Scientists propose polar protection plan

Adelie chick Capr Bird Antarctica reducedInternational scientists have proposed a new pathway for saving the Arctic and Antarctic from their greatest menace – climate change.
The world should tackle immediate threats like pollution, over-fishing and invasive species in both the northern and southern polar regions to boost their ability to withstand climate change, a new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) proposes.
"Climate change remains the greatest threat to the Arctic and Antarctic – but there is much we can do right now to alleviate its impact on the polar regions," says Dr Joseph Bennett of CEED and Carleton University, Canada.

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Image: Adelie chick - Down molts to feathers on Adelie penguin chick, Cape Bird, Antarctica (Aleks Terauds)