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QUEEN TAKES ON A PRINCELY AIR (AND WATER AND LAND) IN SPEECH

Queen Elizabeth chose an enviromental theme for her annual Commonwealth Day address, making her sound a bit like her son Prince Charles. "The living world is a God-given heritage and we have to be more responsible in our stewardship of it," the queen said Monday in address to the 50 countries of the Commonwealth. "We all need air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat, but we must be careful - not selfish or greedy - about the way we exploit scarce natural resources and about the demands we make on the natural environment." Specifically, she warned that unless something is done soon, rising sea levels will take endanger several island and low-lying Commonwealth countries.