December 2001 Table of Contents

Local Ecology
  Leadership with sprawl Vision
    By the time the concept of "smart growth" moves from talk to action, will there be anything left to save?
  Sierra Club announces ballot endorsements for March 2002 primary
    The San Diego Earth Times supports and recommends these candidates.
  Afoot & Afield in Peñasquitos Canyon
    Support the Sierra Club Canyon Campaign.
National Issues
  Property privileges (not rights)
    The Cipro case reminds us property rights are subordinate to the public good.
  What drives the costs of flood disasters?
    Hint: it's not the weather or climate.
  Federal renewable energy standard would help prevent energy price shocks
    More than 100 organizations give support to federal renewable portfolio standard as Senate begins to construct energy legislation
  Americans favor alternative energy methods to solve shortages
    Nine out of 10 Americans (91%) expressed their favor for investments in alternative power sources in both polls this year.
  No cost for communities to recycle all rechargeable batteries
  Potential for 1.3 million jobs nationwide from clean energy
  Budget EV Rental Cars achieves5 million miles
    More than 130,000 gallons of gasoline saved and 20 tons of air pollution prevented.
  Mobility study warns of gridlock, pollution
  Our best interests?
  Honoring Our Achievements
    San Diego Chapter of Women's Transportation Seminar introduces new awards to recognize outstanding transportation projects in our area.
Pollution and Waste
  The Scotchgard Papers
    The truth behind 3M's withdrawal of Scotchgard from the market reveals another case of putting corporate profits ahead of public welfare.
  New technology to reduce vehicle pollution
  Tiny pollution particles may carry large consequences for earth's water supply
Diet & Health
  Compounds in garlic fight malaria and cancer
  Positive attitude is best prevention against heart disease
  Souped-up broccoli, broccoli sprouts deter cancers in rats
  Facing the facts about skin care products
Observations from the Edge
  The Population Bomb and those lighting the fuse