Nov 98 San Diego Earth Times now online

Carolyn Chase (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 17:25:14 -0500

In This Issue
Election '98
Ballot Box Realities by Carolyn Chase
How did environmental endorsements fare
at the ballot box? It could have been worse.
Victory for the environment in key national races - League of
Consevation Voters
Polling data shows that the environment
rates as a top issue in targeted races.

New book profiles "ordinary" environmental crusaders
What transforms ordinary citizens - farmers and
housewives, teachers and soccer moms - into environmental
Rolex recognizes scientist for seahorse conservation work
Canadian researcher enables local fishermen in the central
Philippines to conserve seahorse population and to develop
alternative means of livelihood.

National Issues
Zero cut policy: what if it really happened?
A reader takes a look at forest management practices
and proposes a middle ground to help make the U.S. Forest
Service more sustainable

Global Ecology
A more practical way to save tigers
A new range-wide plan for conserving tigers in the wild.
CMC blasts WTO sea turtle decision
World Trade Organization rules against U.S. law that
requires the banning of shrimp imports from countries
whose fishing fleets do not use turtle excluder devices
on their shrimp nets.
Another pesticide surprise
Investigations into worldwide frog population deformities
and declines uncovers new pesticide toxin hazards.
Rapid population growth is still a problem
A population expert sorts through statistics and demographic
peculiarities to clarify population concerns.

In Your Garden
Put those perennials to bed for the winter
A little care now will ensure spring blooms.
Professor working on natural pesticides
Two natural compounds from flax and cassava plants
kill several common and costly insect pests.

Diet & Health
Natural vitamin E supplements could save millions in U.S. health costs
Simple vitamin supplement offers major reduction in
nonfatal heart attacks.
Meditation found to help chronic pain sufferers

Researchers develop clean-burning synthetic diesel fuel
New twist on an old process to convert natural gas to diesel
fuel promises economy and reduced emissions.

Observations from the Edge
Basking in the afterglow
Out resident eco-radical reviews the election outcome.

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