Protection of the Environment

Archive Report

Rising Concern Over Man's Environment

A multi-nation effort to tackle what is potentially the most serious of all problems facing mankind—deterioration of the human environment—is slowly getting into gear. The International Biological Program, to which 55 nations have pledged cooperation, is short on funds but long on hope that scientists all over the globe, working together or in complementary endeavors, will find a way to rescue the earth from the depredations of man before those depredations threaten his very survival. American scientists in the program are particularly interested in the environment-protection phase of the program because the United States, as the richest and most technologically advanced nation, does the lion's share of the contaminating.

Even as scientists began to draw up their I.B.P. study plans, they ...

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