A recent meeting on biological diversity failed to establish ground rules for implementation, as the participating nations were totally unwilling to yield.

Each year the world loses $42.3 billion because of desertification. But when its leaders meet to discuss the fast spreading problem, all they can do is wrangle about funds

Environmental concerns and the end of the Cold War are spurring radical changes at the UN. But the revamp is turning out to be another thorny issue.

SEVERAL writers have made a name for themselves by publishing dire warnings to developing countries of the dangers posed by new technology from the West. Many wind up exaggerating and making

While the North has made no commitment to reduce its emissions,, the South commits itself to protect the world's biodiversity