Survey says: try harder.
A new study by Yale and Columbia universities ranks the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. 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 greenhouse gas
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
greenhouse gas emissions, according to a story in the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times.
New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. 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.