“[T]he need to protect the environment does not begin or end in the great outdoors. The ecology of urban areas is becoming an increasing concern of the environmental movement, as underscored by its focus in an upcoming five- day United Nations conference on “green cities.” The conference is attracting mayors from around the globe to try to bring attention — and possibly some international accords — on city-environment issues such as urban design, transportation, energy, open space, recycling, health and water.” Full Editorial

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