China, the United States and Qatar were accused of environmental plunder on Tuesday as green activists marked "Earth Overshoot Day," the date at which mankind has exhausted a year's budget of natural resources.
A tugboat pulls a barge loaded with logs on Sumatran river on October 16, 2010. Green activists say more than 80 percent of people live in countries that devour more resources thabn their ecosystems can renew.
"In just over eight months, we have used as much nature as our planet can regenerate this year," Global Footprint Network, an international thinktank which calculates the metric, said in a press release.
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