April 23, 2007 |
It was Earth Day on Sunday, the 38th since its inception and the first since "An Inconvenient Truth" -- last summer's "Jaws" -- woke the country up to a new fear. Suddenly everything is "green," if only green for a day.
October 13, 1993 |
FHP International Inc., the nation's largest provider of managed care services to Medicare recipients, said Tuesday that it has signed a consulting contract to help a Missouri competitor start its own elderly care program. The Fountain Valley health maintenance organization would not disclose the value of its contract with GenCare Health Systems Inc. in St. Louis. FHP soon will be sending a team of employees to GenCare headquarters, said FHP spokeswoman Ria Carlson.
August 20, 1992 |
When Richard Mangiarelli first went into the energy saving business 10 years ago, one of his selling points was a state and federal tax break for installing solar-powered heating equipment. But in 1985, the subsidies were eliminated, depressing a market that from an environmental standpoint was needed more than ever. Producing electrical power not only consumes energy, it creates pollution.
October 15, 1992 |
Claiming a significant step in efforts to conserve energy, the nation's largest producer of computer chips announced Wednesday that all of its future microprocessors will put personal computers into a "sleep" mode when they are idle. Santa Clara-based Intel Corp. said the new chips will bring about a 70% reduction in electrical consumption by a typical home computer and could amount to consumer savings of $1 billion a year by the end of the decade.
October 20, 1993 |
In moving ahead Tuesday with a largely voluntary plan to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, President Clinton may not have been spared the criticism of environmentalists, who called his plan a weak first step. But he could at least bypass the delay and partisanship of the congressional approval process. "This plan isn't designed for an archive," Clinton said. "It's designed for action, for rapid implementation, constant monitoring and for adjustments as necessary to meet our goals."