U.P.S. Goes Natural

According to federal air-quality standards, the stuff that floats above Los Angeles is unfit for humans to breathe for more than half the year. As a / result, the second most populous city in the U.S. last year implemented the nation's toughest antismog regulations. United Parcel Services said last week it will comply with the new rules by converting its 2,700 delivery trucks in Los Angeles to cleaner-burning natural gas. By the year 2007, the city expects all its cars and trucks to run on cleaner fuel.

United Parcel, with headquarters in Greenwich, Conn., has spent a year testing 10 natural...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!