The celebration has had its ups and downs, but Earth Day is still a vitally important symbol for the environmental movement. It’s the annual event that millions of people remember, the milestone in their minds, their marker of environmental progress. April 22 is more than a celebration – it’s a promise to better the lives of ourselves, our nation and our world (with complete Earth Day event listings)
Eco-tourism is more than a trend: it’s a seismic shift in a trillion-dollar industry. From Ecuador to Australia, eco-travel takes many different forms, from grass shacks on the beach to ultra-modern eco-lodges in the rainforest. With concern growing about traditional tourism’s alienation from nature and its effects on indigenous cultures, eco-travelers are doing it right or staying at home.
It took 30 years to build at least marginally effective environmental regulations in America, but Congress tried to roll them back in 100 days. The Gingrich Revolution has swept through Washington like a prarie fire, and the flames seem to be consuming good sense as well as "regulatory red tape"