November 2002 Table of Contents

Local Ecology


In pursuit of good growth



Answering the question: What is sprawl, and why?


Mayor seeks volunteers and sponsors for citywide tree planting



Celebrate San Diego Arbor Day on November 16.


Don't get "frosted" heating your home this winter



Energy-saving tips for the winter season.


Old Point Loma Lighthouse to celebrate 147th birthday on Friday, Nov 15


Park Service project could exterminate rare deer mouse

National Issues


The Clean Water Act: thirty years later



Essay by long-term clean water activist, and now San Diego City Councilperson, Donna Frye.


Colorado Riverkeeper founded


ATV injuries: a reader comments


Going ape over 100 years



Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the mountain gorilla.


New map shows human "footprint" covers most of the earth

Marine Ecology


Angler and diver support needed in fish tagging project


Massachusetts Attorney General's call for moratorium on offshore facilities



All US coasts in danger of land grab overdevelopment if Cubin Bill passes


Compliance plan for EU for the conservation of Atlantic tunas

Pollution and Waste


American poor suffer more from environmental hazards


Groups sue EPA over neglect of San Joaquin Valley particulate air pollution



Control measures to reduce particulates a decade overdue.



Fuel cell-powered cars hitting the road ahead of schedule


MAGLEV trains: Hope or hype?


Childhood pedestrian injuries: preventable tragedies


Report reveals EPA deceives consumers, Congress by significantly overestimating fuel economy

Diet & health


New organic standard hit US shelves on Oct 21


Dr. Weil backs USDA Organic Initiative


Warning: Something fishy about farmed salmon, seafood lovers beware

Observations from the Edge


"E" is for: Environmental entropy and educing elections