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. 6, No. 6, November-December

A Burning Issue
Sixteen-year-old Jake Wilson (not his real name) was the star of his Wayne, Pennsylvania high school football team. Young, smart and in good shape, he was also radiantly healthy. But then Jake started becoming lethargic. He began to fatigue easily,...
'And on That Farm He Hand an Emu.' (Overbreeding of Alternative Livestock)
The smell is pungent, a mix of manure and sawdust. Past the domed silos and chicken wire fences, a hilly patchwork of fields and tilled earth stretches into the distance. Humps appear and disappear behind the row of mooing cows, as a large fluffy...
Going for the Jugular
Like any big, effective organization, Greenpeace is a magnet for critics -- right-wing opponents of environmentalism, disgruntled ex-employees and the lunatic fringe. It is perhaps a tribute to Greenpeace that after 24 years of intense frontline activism,...
In Harm's Way
Greenpeace couldn't have asked for a more dramatic French lesson than that taught to the group September 1 when French Navy commandos, wielding sledge-hammers and blowtorches, stormed and seized Rainbow Warrior II and MV Greenpeace, which were putting...
Is the Breast Still Best?
When Lori Peltier began nursing the first of her two children 11 years ago, she was convinced that "the breast is best." Now the Pennsylvania pharmacist wonders if she unknowingly jeopardized her kids' health. Shortly after weaning her firstborn,...
Paul Watson
Somewhere in the Pacific, bodyguard of the seas Captain Paul Watson maneuvers the hulking Sea Shepherd as if he were cruising in a motor boat on a Sunday afternoon. Righteous glee brightens his face as he closes in on a Japanese fishing vessel and...
Paul Watson: The Ocean's Enforcer
Somewhere in the Pacific, bodyguard of the seas Captain Paul Watson maneuvers the hulking Sea Shepherd as if he were cruising in a motor boat on a Sunday afternoon. Righteous glee brightens his face as he closes in on a Japanese fishing vessel and...
Practicing What They Preach
By the end of the decade, the word "green" may have a whole new meaning when applied to the environmental world. This green refers to money and economic growth, and environmentalists are out to prove that it is not as incompatible with its agenda...
Range and Vision
Is the auto industry working with antiquated technology? Energy guru Amory Lovins, co-founder of Colorado's Rocky Mountain Institute, thinks so. Lovins envisions a future car that is neither exclusively gas nor electric powered, but a hybrid of both....
Robert Kennedy, Jr
Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been tailing hawks since his father first gave him one at age 12. Falconry makes him anticipate the bird's moves and respond in a fashion that is dogged yet agile, persistent and swift. Looking back, it seems like ideal training...
Robert Kennedy, Jr.: The Riverkeeper Who Makes Polluters Pay
Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been tailing hawks since his father first gave him one at age 12. Falconry makes him anticipate the bird's moves and respond in a fashion that is dogged yet agile, persistent and swift. Looking back, it seems like ideal training...
The Beast Within
At six, Bethsabee had never spoken, never hugged. An autistic child, she had been confined to her room and was continually drugged. She avoided touching or looking at anyone, and when someone tried to touch her she stiffened. Crying was her only sign...
The Burger Court: McDonald's Gets McNasty
Casual observers of the trial English critic Auberon Waugh calls "the best free entertainment in London" can be forgiven for thinking that the so-called "McLibel" trial has something to do with Greenpeace, since it is members of a group called London...
The Dreaded Comparison
Ancient Egyptians, some African tribes, and other ancient and aboriginal cultures the world over have worshipped animals as gods and messengers to the gods. Native Americans adopted the names of admired animals and had spirit guides -- in animal form...
The Test Ban's Tattered Banner
Ten years ago, as an activist with Greenpeace, I devoted myself to the issue of nuclear testing. I attended the review conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, weathered the bombing of our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, by the French secret service,...
Who's the Real Killer?
The numbers say it all. Each year an average of 25 people across the world die as a result of shark attack. You have a one in 300 million chance of meeting your maker in the mouth of a shark. The sharks, on the other hand, wish they had our odds....