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March cover: Orchid
- That was the Earth Day that was
Resources: focus on home appliances
- Home, home and the range
- Whether you're thinking about purchasing new appliances or just
trying to get the most out of your current ones, these tips from experts
at the Rocky Mountain Institute will help you save money and energy.
Where do old appliances go to die?
- Old major appliances can't be sent to the landfill ­p; it's
California law. They must be recycled. Find out where to take them, and
how to avoid problems.
- Clean laundry - no soap
- One of those technological marvels provides an effective replacement
- Dodging dairy - handling food allergies
- Many adults and some children have allergic reactions to diary
products. But no need to forsake your cheese sandwiches - there are some
excellent substitutes for cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs, shortening and butter.
Health & pollution
Hazard on the highway
- Once upon a time (around 1970), diesel was the rage: the fuel is
cheaper than gas and diesel engines are among the most efficient (even if
the smoky emissions could knock you over). Now, there is substantial evidence
that the smoky emissions are a potent carcinogen.
- A giant spraying sound
- In Mexican fields, a tomato could be sprayed with pesticides as
many as 25 times before it arrives in your market. The runoff pollution
is bad enough, but the field workers are being sprayed as well - and are
- What kind of legacy will we leave?
- San Diego City Council member Harry Mathis joins with citizens
trying to preserve "Neighborhood 8A," a sensitive and ecologically
important area just inland of Torrey Pines State Preserve, currently slated
- "Staying Alive!" Assessing the Endangered
- The San Diego Natural History Museum hosts a presentation by experts
and roundtable discussion of the Act: is it working, what has been accomplished
so far, what are the economic impacts.
San Diego Earth Day
- 1995 San Diego Environmental Achievement Award
- Acknowledging local organizations for positive environmental action.
Observations from the edge
- "E" is for extinction
- Our eco-radical isidentifies the hidden issue behind the controversy
about the Endangered Act: greed.