Saving energy on tech use for Earth Day

My first column about Earth Day appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer in April 1970 to mark the very first Earth Day. I titled it “Be Careful Where You Throw That

Larry Magid (Gary Reyes / Mercury News)

Molotov Cocktail: You Might Burn Down Our River, ”to remind readers that the Ohio’s Cuyahoga River burst into flames in 1969 because, as Smithsonian Magazine put it, “The water was nearly always covered in oil slicks, and it bubbled like a deadly stew.” Molotov cocktail was in reference to the social unrest of that period, when, sadly, there were a few occasions when Molotov cocktails were thrown by rioters.


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