One billion people breathe unhealthy air, the fouling of the Earth's water and farmland is increasing and malnutrition and skin cancer are on the rise, according to a report issued by the United Nations Environment Program. And the situation is much worse than it was 20 years ago, the report concluded. Among the findings: In developing countries, 13.5 million children under age 5 die each year from malnutrition, poor sanitation and lack of vaccines.
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