By Dan Shapley
Looking for evidence of the nation's excitement for Earth Day? Scan the nation's newspapers, where you'll find stories today about environmentally-friendly buying tips for cars, air travel, furniture, coffee, restaurants and more. Nissan and Volkswagen announced they are getting into the low-mileage game by promoting new diesel fuel cars. Delta announced that it would become the first U.S. airline to offer plant trees to offset the carbon emitted by passenger's flights. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offered these two stories about ensuring homemade pet food is nutritious and has the right ingredients. It also has information for buying earth-friendly home furnishings. The Chicago Tribune offers readers tips for wading through confusing claims made about coffee and restaurants. If you want to cut to the chase and buy products that will make the most difference this Earth Day, check out this quick and dirty guide to doing good.