November 18, 1992 |
Environmentalists hoping to spread guilt among drivers of cars that get low gas mileage said Tuesday that they will begin to slap "gas-guzzler violation" tickets on windshields nationwide. The coalition of environmental and consumer groups also plans to air on radio a public service announcement that features "slurping noises" and "painful coughing" while a voice tells about the harms of "very thirsty gas-guzzlers" with "bad breath."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1990 |
Declaring that national governments have been too slow to act, mayors and local officials from 28 nations convened in Los Angeles on Thursday, trying to reach agreement on immediate steps cities can take to allay global warming and other environmental problems. Organizers of the event, which drew delegates from Eastern European countries, the Third World and Western nations, said it marks a new level of activism by cities to curb global environmental problems.
April 22, 1990 |
On Earth Day, the global news is mostly gloom. The atmosphere is warmer and fouler, another billion babies are on the way, and plant species that just might provide the cure for cancer are vanishing before scientists can put them under a microscope. Then there is Julia Russell, 54, who offers her Craftsman-style bungalow and yard on an average Los Feliz-area street as evidence that people can change the world's destructive ways, step by small step.