Complexity Digest 2005.06 - 02
Nations Ranked as Protectors of the Environment, NY Times
Excerpts: (...) the 2005 index of environmental sustainability, which ranks nations on their success at such tasks as maintaining or improving air and water quality, maximizing biodiversity and cooperating with other countries on environmental problems.
Finland, Norway and Uruguay held the top three spots in the ranking, prepared by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities. The United States ranked 45th of the 146 countries studied, behind such countries as Japan, Botswana (...).
The lowest-ranking country was North Korea. Among those near the bottom were Haiti, Taiwan, Iraq and Kuwait.
- Source: Nations Ranked as Protectors of the Environment
[ http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/24/science/24enviro.html ], Felicity Barringer, NYTimes, 05/01/24