VOL. XXXV

NO. 34

25-MAY-1992

General

Environmental Damage of Kuwaiti Oil Fires Deemed `Insignificant'

A new study published in the latest issue of Science magazine says thatglobal environmental damage caused by the oil well fires in Kuwait has proved tobe insignificant, contradicting many earlier predictions that the fires wouldcause environmental harm to the entire planet. The study, conducted by Mr. PeterHobbs, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington inSeattle, and Mr....