One of the challenges of working for a local magazine is deciding what to do when international events threaten to eclipse every other story.
When Bill Myers and other residents of Point Arena, California, heard last winter that the US Department of Agriculture was planning to send irradiated meat to school lunchrooms, there was a bit of a panic.
The 580 freeway sideswipes West Oakland just a few blocks away, but you might not notice its hum once amid the explosion of greenery at 3032 Linden Street, where the Paul and Inez Jones Neighborhood Garden sits, tucked behind two Victorian houses
On the eve of war with Iraq, the Pentagon launched a less-publicized offensive in Washington. The Readiness and Range Preservation Initiative (RRPI) targets five basic environmental laws that have allegedly hindered military training.
• Average US daily petroleum consumption for 2002: 19.636 million barrels (1 barrel = 42 US gallons)
• Average 2002 daily petroleum consumption for France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and 14 other European countries, combined: 15.083 million barrels
• Proven world crude oil reserves as of December, 2001: 1.074 trillion barrels… Read more »