Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation

@article{Brook2015KeyRF,
  title={Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation},
  author={Barry W. Brook and Corey J. A. Bradshaw},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={29}
}
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