“..The United States and New Zealand have spent two years trying to agree on an Alaska-sized marine sanctuary where fishing would be banned and scientists could study climate change.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took a strong interest in the outcome -
- regularly prodding diplomats, and New Zealand recently sent a delegation to Washington to hash out a tentative deal.
That compromise, over a region that accounts for less than 2 percent of New Zealand’s fishing industry -
- turned into a flop this month when senior New Zealand politicians rejected it behind closed doors…”
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