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. 11, No. 6, November

Animals on Drugs
Antibiotic-Pumped Livestock May Be Breeding Superbugs Slowly, but surely, bacteria are winning. Though they replicate as often as dozens of times a day, bacteria face only about 150 types of antibiotics approved for human use in the past 60 years....
Balancing ACT
Can America Sustain a Population of 500 Million--Or Even a Billion--by 2100? Science fiction writer David Brin set his 1990 book Earth in 2038. Writing before the consequences of global warming were generally known, Brin imagined an overcrowded...
Boston's Dirty Secrets
The Mammoth Big Dig Highway Project Shortchanges Transit Depending on who you ask, Boston's Big Dig, a mammoth undertaking designed to replace the city's aging central highway infrastructure with an eight-lane underground tunnel, is either one of...
Buying Vermont
As Tradition Wanes, Green Mountain Farms Are Selling Nostalgia -- and Organics Bill Adams' tractor goes putt, putt, putt. It's a 1957 John Deere, the last of the two-cylinder models, and just one of the many venerable pieces of agricultural equipment...
Exotic Down Under
Australia Fights Back Against Invader Species The nearly one-foot, 10-pound cane toad might strike visitors to Australia as just one more example of the country's notoriously bizarre fauna. In reality, this amphibian is not native, but one of many...
Gasoline, Magazine Waste and Kids' Minds
Away With Additives, Landfill Clutter and the Buy-and-Spend Mentality Can you explain the effects of MTBE on drinking water? Do any of the major low-cost water filters remove it from the tap? --John Jacobson, Oakland, CA Methyl Tertiary-Butyl...
In Brief
PESTICIDES: THE REAL PESTS? Joe Crozier and Yvette Maiangowi thought that, like many other Americans, they were simply developing seasonal allergies. Within months of moving into their Arizona home, the symptoms began: asthma, headaches and fatigue....
Leaving Tracks
Are Wildlife or Snowmobiles Being Chased from America's Parks? It is a cold winter morning. Motorists wait in traffic, their sputtering engines coughing a gray haze into the air. The smog has grown so prevalent, carbon monoxide threatens the health...
Rewriting the Recipe
Modern Kitchens Try Their Hand at Dairy-less Desserts On the holiday dinner table, a delectable bounty of homemade goodies greets your eye--a veritable sea of fudge, cookies, meringues and mousse stretching out to the horizon of red-and-green tablecloth....
Saving the Bayou
As Salt Water Rises, Cajun Country Looks to the Mighty Mississippi On the boardwalk at Louisiana's Barataria Preserve, the prehistoric quiet of the swamp muffles the sound of vehicles passing on a nearby highway. I stand listening to palmetto blades...
Screened IRAs and 401ks
Saving Up for a Green Retirement Putting money aside for retirement is an important part of planning for your future. Like most people, you probably want to make sure there's enough to live comfortably after you've stopped working. By choosing an...
The Hole in the Sky
THINK THE OZONE LAYER IS YESTERDAY'S ISSUE? THINK AGAIN. In early August, Bert Ammons of Stuart, Florida pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act when he attempted to smuggle ninety 30-pound cylinders of CFC-12, also known by its trade name,...
The Inside Scoop
Having Trouble Breathing? The Problem Could Be Indoor Air Most people link air pollution with industrial smokestacks or trucks belching clouds of diesel exhaust. But the air we breathe while indoors, where most of us spend 80 to 90 percent of our...
The Weight of Numbers
In a recent issue of Car and Driver, columnist Patrick Bedard opined that population growth had ceased to be all issue in the U.S. because we'd achieved a replacement-level fertility rate. So the U.S. population has stopped increasing, right? Wrong!...
The Whole Package
A Federal Food Program Gets Supplemental Common Sense The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is undoubtedly one of the success stories of nutrition intervention in the United States. It provides...
Tools for Green Giving
Resources for eco-awareness and action TIME FOR CONSERVATION Give a holiday hint this year to those friends who are always asking what time it is. Zoobee watches--chic new timepieces that showcase the acclaimed photos of internationally renowned...
Updates
NOT CHILD'S PLAY Since E last reported on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in IV bags and other medical equipment (see "Bad Medicine," In Brief, July/August 1999), the National Toxicology Program brought together a team of scientists to study its effects...
Wrapping It Up
Creative Ways to Give Your Holiday Paper Use the Cut There's nothing like the holidays to really crank up the paper frenzy. And a frenzy it is: 20 years after the advent of the computer age, Americans use more paper than ever. Though we constitute...