Environmental groups in Asia are increasingly teed off about golf. As courses proliferate across the Asia-Pacific region, environmentalists are worried about the deleterious effects of the game, including pesticide pollution of air and water and destruction of natural habitat and agricultural land. Japan's Global Network for Anti-Golf Course Action is co-sponsoring the first regional gathering on the subject, which is scheduled to take place in late April in Malaysia. The likely outcome: a more coordinated plan on how to limit the building of golf courses in Asia.

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