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Survey says: try harder.

A new study by Yale and Columbia universities ranks the United States 28th on a list of countries that have reached at least 85 percent success in meeting a list of environmental goals ranging from clean water to low greenhouse gas emissions, according to a story in the New York Times.

New Zealand was at the top of the list, called the 2006 Environmental Performance Index, followed by five nations from northern Europe. The U.S. ranked below most of Western Europe and Japan, but ahead of Russia in the study, which evaluated a total of 133 nations. Earlier sustainability measurements were intended to show long-term trajectories, while this year's study focused on how governments dealt with their unique environmental situations.
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Title Annotation:News from the world of Trees; environmental policy
Publication:American Forests
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2006
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