The world's industrialized nations have agreed on a treaty aimed at reducing the threat of global warming purportedly caused by "greenhouse" gas emissions. Deferring to U.S. objections, the treaty does not set timetables or specific levels of emissions reductions. The treaty will be signed at the U.N. "Earth Summit" in June at Rio de Janeiro. Other nations wanted to cut carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2000, but the Bush administration resisted, citing potential damage to a U.S.

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