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WWF Concerned By Overconsumption

A petrochemical plant in Tomsk, Russia (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) October 24, 2006 -- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a new report today saying the world's population will be using twice as many resources as the planet can produce within 50 years unless there is immediate change.

WWF Director-General James Leape says the consequences of this situation are "predictable and dire."

The "Living Planet" report, published every other year, calls for urgent change toward sustainable living.


The Post-Soviet Environment

The Post-Soviet Environment
The skull of a male saiga antelope in Kalmykia. Saiga numbers have collapsed disastrously over the last decade. (

THE FRAGILE PLANET: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, old environmental disasters have come to light and new ones have emerged. War, poverty, and weak central-government control have led to serious environmental problems from Eastern Europe to the Russian Far East. RFE/RL has provided extensive coverage of these important issues and of efforts to cope with them.


Saiga Antelope's Saga Attracts New Allies

Project To Reverse Aral Sea Damage Making Progress

Iraqi Marshes Show Signs Of Strong Recovery

Deforestation Rampant In South And Central Asia

Environmentalist Says BTC Pipeline Could Be 'Death Of Caspian'

Scientists Raise Alarm As Man-Made Deserts Spread

Nature Waits For Cross-Border Sanctuaries To Catch On

Central Asian Vllagers Encouraged To Protect Snow Leopards

Environmentalists Raise Concerns About Russian Ecology Policy


RFE/RL coverage of environmental issues.