Environment: Week's Watch

> Long before he died last month, Los Angeles Tycoon John C. Tyler began to worry about the environment, which was noticeably deteriorating even in his exclusive residential neighborhood. "We used to look up from our home in Bel Air and see Conrad Hilton's house," says his widow. "No more. Half the time it isn't visible because of the smog." To provide more incentive for improving the environment, Tyler —an ex-farm boy who went on to co-found the Farmers Insurance Group—included an unusual provision in his will. He bequeathed $5,000,000 to fund the...

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