Environment: A Prescription for World Survival

Emulating the U.S. President's annual State of the Union report to the American people, the United Nations this week issued its annual "state of the environment" report to the people of the world. Presented this year by Mostafa Kamal Tolba, an Egyptian microbiologist who is executive director of the U.N.'s Environment Program, the 15-page document acknowledges that there are some environmental success stories —in efforts to cut down oil pollution of the seas, clean up rivers, safeguard certain species of wildlife and prevent the misuse of pesticides. But the report focuses on four...

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