Don't or Die
Polluting scofflaws in the United Arab Emirates could get the death penalty under a new law issued by Pres. Sheikh Zaid bin Sultan al-Nahayan. The law also allows for fines of up to $2.7 million for those who import, store, or dump nuclear wastes or other banned materials. The United Arab Emirates and other Arab nations face problems ranging from air and water pollution to spreading desertification, according to the U.N.