E Magazine

A consumer magazine publishing news, information and commentary on environmental issues. Content includes international and domestic environmental news, feature articles, and a guide to green living. Addresses such subjects as recycling, food safety, air

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 3, May

Bloomin' Hazard
Is There More To Your Bouquet Than Meets The Eye? Above the perfumed surface of much of the cut-flower industry lies an unlovely cloud of toxic pesticide use. With Mother's Day nearly here, what's a concerned consumer to do? The control and monitoring...
Burning Down the Houses
The Earth Liberation Front Targets Long Island Sprawl An hour east of New York City, along the former rural Route 25A, the occasional roadside nursery and peach farm stand out like orphans among the business strips and office tracts of the island's...
Chainsaw Environmentalists
Independent Landowners Cut Down Trees to Save the Forest Although its southern half is dotted with sprawling suburban corridors, northern Maine is as empty and dark as a velvet stage curtain. The mixed forests--tall white pine, bristly spruce, oak...
Got Clout?
Use Your Investor Status to Pressure Companies for Change Home Depot and endangered wood, Wal-Mart and sweatshops, Monsanto and genetically engineered foods. Besides being the targets of activist protesting, these companies have all had pressure...
Green Warriors
The Goldman Foundation Recognizes Environmental Activists "Some well-respected scientists are worried. They cite studies which show injecting cows with BGH changes the milk we drink and that it contains a higher level of another hormone believed...
Growing the Greens
Is There Life After 2000 for America Biggest Third Party? When Ralph Nader announced he would run for President in 2000, few people thought he would register very high on the political Richter scale. Now, in the wake of an election so close that...
In Brief
USING DOGS TO SAVE BEARS Bears that threaten people or wreak havoc foraging for food are a little harder to deter than the average pest. In the usual scenario, they are trapped and relocated, and if the bear returns, it must be killed--not a popular...
In His Own Words
Ralph Nader Responds to His Critics When it comes to post-mortems of the 2000 Presidential race, there's certainly no shortage of anger at the Green Party's candidate, consumer advocate Ralph Nader. "This changes his legacy as a person," says Deborah...
North to Alaska
Treading Lightly is the Green Alternative to the Cruise Ship Scene When it comes to Alaska, half the challenge is getting there. The Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association (AWRTA) reports that more and more travelers are carefully...
Relief Is in Sight
Natural Remedies to Make Allergy Season a Little Easier It's springtime, and a young plant's thoughts turn to pollination. This shouldn't be a problem, since pollen isn't actually bad for you. But it can certainly make you miserable. The American...
Scorched Earth Policy
When environmental leaders talk about the Bush Administration's team--Secretary of Interior Gale Norton, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Christine Todd Whitman and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham--the operative word is "scary." About...
Seeing the Light, Setting Standards and Piping Oil
I've heard that leaving a light on for a given length of time may use less energy than turning it off and on again. Is this a myth?--Allison Nelson, Glen, NH Leaving a light on to save energy is not a bright idea. This myth arose in the 1940s when...
Spice It Up
Let Organic Seasonings Add Flavor to Your Day Maybe it's our growing appetite for spicy ethnic and foreign cuisines, or maybe it's just that our palates thrill to the zip added by seasoning anything thrown on the grill. Whatever the reason, Americans...
The Rivers' Sad Song
"I've known rivers," wrote the great African-American poet Langston Hughes, "ancient, dusky rivers." He "heard the singing of the Mississippi" and watched "its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset." Today, the Mississippi is the most polluted...
Troubled Waters
America's 13 Most Endangered Rivers: Can They be Saved? Peter Lourie, a chronicler of river life, says that rivers are living mysteries, linking the past to the future. Today, that link has been largely broken. Through damming, dredging and channelization,...
Whose Grass Is Greenest?
Building a Pretty Lawn without Toxic Chemicals The Great American Lawn, a coast-to-coast carpet of green, inspires $6 billion in annual spending. Lawn care companies do $1.5 billion of business a year in the U.S., applying up to 50 million pounds...