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A True-Blue Vision for the Danube

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Science  16 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5546, pp. 1444-1447
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5546.1444

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BUCHAREST-- Romanian scientists are at the forefront of a European effort to balance the protection and exploitation of vast, diverse wetlands. In their efforts to undo the ecological harm of the past, Romania and other countries are trying to implement the trendy, complex notion of sustainable development. Although this term means different things to different people, in Romania, at least, scientists are poised to play an important role in studying the Danube delta's pollution and wildlife and advising the government on policies to remedy the watershed's problems.