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During the 1970's many international environmental problems were analyzed and new goals and procedures established. In spite of this progress, expanded and new problems evolved which have continued to reduce environmental quality in many parts of the world. Among these problems, the most critical relate to: air and water quality, hazardous chemical materials, use of energy, vehicular transportation, degradation of coastal waters, changes in land use and loss of land cover, loss of tropical forests and destruction of wildlife.

Major international pollution control strategies are being developed by the United Nations and through bilateral and multilateral agreements, such as for outer continental shelf oil operations. Also, several countries have evolved national environmental laws. However, in spite of considerable progress, it will not be enough to just continue those actions which have been successful, or just to intensify those where success only has been marginal. Future efforts must be gauged in the context of social and economic change and aimed at the prudent husbandry of all natural resources as well as the improvement of the quality of life.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 1981

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