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Tuesday, September 30, 1997

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  • Global Climate

    The poisonous smog that settled over a large swathe of Southeast Asia has raised the alarm bells about the environmental health of the planet. In Washington, DC, some 1,500 noted scientists, including Nobel laureates, will present to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt a landmark declaration on global warming and global climate change.

  • High School Censorship

    The censorship of a high school newspaper article in a Chicago suburb has led to renewed calls for legislation protecting the rights of student journalists.

  • UN Rapporteur On Human Rights

    The United Nations Special Rapportuer on Extrajudicial Executions is touring the country investigating the U.S. high death penalty sentences.

  • The Olympics, the Environment and Trade

    Karla Bell is an environmental consultant and a former Greenpeace activist. Among other things, she developed the environmental guidelines for the Sydney Olympic games which will take place in the year 2000. Most recently, she has been working with the Stockholm 2004 Olympic bid committee which they just lost to Athens. As President Clinton seeks fast track authority with which to push international trade agreements, Ms. Bell explains how such agreements affect her work.