Table of Contents

Cover Photo: Dolphins and tuna, courtesy R. Pitman


The time has come

Marine Ecology

Flipper and Charlie: a tale of two species
Public and political pressure has forced fisherman and canners to provide dolphin-safe tuna - but at what cost to other species?

From dolphins to turtles, Earth Island makes waves
Sea turtles are being decimated by the shrimping industry. Now, a new campaign hopes to replicate the success with saving dolphins.

Agriculture and Land Use

Harvest or homes?
Threatened and endangered are terms that could well be applied to California farmlands in the Central Valley and here in San Diego.

The Farm Bureau: a house divided
Unlike the state organization, the local Farm Bureau feels property rights should take precedence over resource and species protection.

Resource Protection Ordinance continued for now
The County Board of Supervisors have delayed a decision on the fate of this critical ordinance. Stay tuned for future hearings.

Global Ecology

Rainforest Run to benefit Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Proceeds from the seventh annual run/walk will help preserve this biologically important area in Mexico.

Local Ecology

National awards for local energy programs
SDG&E programs save energy - and money for customers.

Encinitas dry cleaners accept hangers for recycling

A new spin on appliance recycling education

Mountain lions: share an expert's view
A reprise of the popular SD Natural History Museum lecture.

San Diego Earth Day

Earth Day is for lovers