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Thursday, June 26, 1997

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  • EARTH SUMMIT II

    When President Clinton addresses the United Nations’ Earth Summit II this afternoon in New York City, he’s expected to address one of the most serious — and potentially devastating — political issues in the world today: global warming. And as the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gasses, the United States has come under sharp attack from European and Third World countries for refusing to set targets to curb carbon emissions from coal, oil and other fossil fuels that cause global warming.

  • AMAZON DESTRUCTION CONTINUES

    Spanning over seven million square kilometers throughout nine countries, the Amazon Basin, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is home to nearly half of the earth’s species and holds one-fifth of all its fresh water. It is estimated that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest has already been destroyed.

  • STEEL WORKERS STRIKE

    The number of strikes in the United States may be near all-time lows, but for the last nine months, 4,500 steelworkers at eight plants in three states have been on strike against Wheeling-Pittsburgh steel company — making this walk-out the longest strike in steel industry history.