Architecture and Design
Design, ecology, ethics and the making of things
Modeling nature instead of fighting it can provide people-oriented, economical and sustainable buildings.
Plywood: Lurid Tales of Grains and Glues
The history and environmental impact of this ubiquitous building material.
The Precautionary Principle
This new principle for guiding human activities, to prevent harm to the environment and to human health, has been emerging during the past 10 years.
And then there were none: disappearing tigers, toads and pollywogs
The loss of biodiversity is a problem of fundamental importance to our ecosystems and to our own well-being.
Marine reserves: A promising toolto protect oceans
The idea of a "no-take" marine reserve could allow restoration of depleted fish stocks.
A new preserve for San Diego Bay
A new 4,772-acre marine preserve in South San Diego Bay edges toward reality.
Oceans without fish
An unthinkable proposition? Massive trawlers with modern technology are making this nightmare a real possibility.
New American dream: local leaders sought
SDET editor Carolyn Chase looks to establish a series of discussion groups. Interested?
In Your Garden
Backyard chemical warfare
Lawns have become more economic and ego-statements than ecosystems.
Diet & Health
Antioxidants: study results call for wider application
Health leaders challenge colleagues to act on advances made in antioxidant research as patients seek natural alternatives.
Sick building study blames air, not attitudes
New information on Sick Building Syndrome and indoor air pollution.
Observations from the edge
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
Our resident eco-radical attends church at the seashore ... and is dismayed by what he finds on the collection plate.
San Diego EarthWorks
Nominations sought for EARTH Awards
Do you know someone who deserves acknowledgment?
New Think: The Cartoon