"Hiring more people is the last thing on most managers’ minds." That grim assessment of the country’s employment outlook, which recently appeared in The People, a Palo Alto newspaper, is just the kind of news to send newly consecrated B.S. holders scurrying to the safety of graduate school – or worse, back home to mom and dad – and comple would-be job changers to stay put.
Too Many People, Not Enough Money: The Population Conundrum Comes to Cairo To Americans weaned on visions from Soylent Green, a sci-fi film made in 1973, the specter of overpopulation calls forth images of city squares so crowded with people that giant scoopers must shovel them clear like dirt. Every night, Charlton Heston, the movie’s […]
Preserve manager Bill Brown switched on the light on his coal miner helmet and waited his turn to slide down the steep snow-covered entrance to the abandoned Hague Mine in upstate New york. Already safely inside, his colleagues from the Adirondack Nature Conservancy & Land Trust (ANCLT), along with a team of journalists who were accompanying them that day, gave him the signal to go, and Brown descended into the mine, glad to trade the below-zero temperatures outside for the more than 120,000 hibernating little brown and big brown bats that awaited his arrival below.
The prospect of an electric car nation is an exciting one to many, from car buffs to utilities eager to sell us more electricity. California’s mandate that two pecent of all new vehicles sold in the state by 1998 – and 10 percent by 2003 – be "emission free" is a big boost to the fledgling electric vehicle industry which now boasts dozens of small entrepreneurial companies. If Detroit opts to cooperate rather than fight the mandate, we will make a significant step toward cleaner air.
Congratulations! Your’re working at home. Maybe you live in L.A. and your company’s office was hit by the quake. Or maybe your progressive employer recognizes the higher job satisfaction – not to mention productivity levels – of telecommuting employees. In any case, you’re not alone – working at home is becoming a mega-trend of the […]
It’s everywhere. In health clubs. At work. At home. In backpacks. At conferences and athletic events. Once considered a yuppie refreshment, bottled water has become a liquid asset for today’s active consumer – and a gushing $2.7 billion-a-year national industry. One out of six people in America is drinking more than eight gallons annually of bottled water – five times more than a decade ago.
There I was, flipping through a popular green goods catalog, excited by what I saw – everyday items that were practical for me and for the Earth, such as nontoxic cleaners and reusable lunch bags. Then I came across the cotton sheet sets: unbleached and naturally dyed, listed at $69. That’s roughly what I spend on groceries each month! But buying green does not have to be a wallet-emptying experience. There are ways to stretch your eco-dollar on items ranging from cleansers to lightbulbs to barbecues.