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. 22, No. 4, July-August

Bats under Attack
A catastrophic plague called white nose syndrome (WNS) has killed over a million bats in the U.S. and Canada. The condition was first discovered in upstate New York in 2006, but quickly spread across the northeast and into Canada. The plague leaves...
Building a Responsible Brand: Advice from Four Green CEOs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Seth Goldman. founder and CEO of Honest Tea Organic bottled tea brand Honest Tea will be sold at more than 75,000 retail outlets nationwide by the end of this year, up from 15,000 in 2007, the year before the Coca-Cola company...
By the Numbers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 153. As of April 17, 2011, there were 153 dead dolphins and whales that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recovered from Gulf of Mexico shores following the BP oil spill. But a study published in...
Call of the Corporation
Most of us have fallen prey to the green seduction: the bottled drinks, cereals, ice creams, lotions and shampoos that have become the name-brand alternatives to their not-so-sustainable counterparts. Other people drink bottled Nestea, we drink Honest...
Delivering Wind: A New Atlantic Transmission Line Can Make Serious Offshore Wind Power a Reality
Conventional wisdom holds that wind power is limited by intermittency--the problem of what to do when the wind stops blowing. Getting power from where it's windiest to where it's needed is an additional difficulty. Wind farms have also faced opposition...
Follow the Bills: Track Your Energy Costs with Earth Aid and Get Rewards for Cutting Back
Earth Aid (earthaid.net), a software company that has upended assumptions about online energy websites, insists that chipping away at home energy costs can be fun. Customers establish an account which is connected via the company's propriety technology...
Groupon for Greenies: GreenDeals Hopes to Win over Online Eco Shoppers Who Love a Good Bargain
You've probably heard of Groupon--a mash-up of "group coupon"--which offers deep, daily, online discounts to subscribers for popular businesses, from spas to restaurants, in a particular locale. Since that business model took off in November 2008,...
Hair Scare
The popular keratin-based hair-straightening treatment called Brazilian Blowout promises to transform unruly curls into frizz-free, smooth hair for months. It's offered in salons across the nation to women willing to shell out hundreds for a treatment...
Home Delivery: New Prefab Homes Are Energy Efficient and Come in Endless Configurations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Prefab houses are as varied as the people who purchase them: There are round homes, Georgian homes, log homes, conventional homes and detached studios. But they all have one thing in common--most prefab homes are an energy-efficient...
It's in Her Blood: A Q&A with Kristin Bauer of HBO's True Blood
<In the hit HBO series True Blood, actress Kristin Bauer plays a remorseless, cynical vampire named Pam Ravenscroft who runs the Fangtasia bar along with her vampire "maker" Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard). Pam is comedic and cutthroat--particularly...
Kicking the Gluten Habit: Going Gluten-Free Is the Latest Diet Fad-But Is It Healthy?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A gluten-flee cake was served at Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Actresses Mary Louise Parker, Deborah Ann Woll, Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow have all stopped eating gluten. Every day brings more pop culture news about the...
Let It Hang: Keep It Cool with Summer's Sexy, Sustainable Earrings
Getting fancy in the thick of summer's heat can be a challenge. The key is to keep adornments simple and light--dresses that move, open-toed shoes and accessories that don't add bulk. Dramatic earrings that swing gently from the earlobes are an...
Life from a Freegan Perspective: A Veteran "Dumpster Diver" from Brooklyn Explains What It's All About
It's eight o'clock on a sticky hot August night. The members of the New York freegan movement have gathered by a subway entrance in west Brooklyn, New York. It's time for the trash tour, a monthly event where members forage local dumpsters for discarded,...
Riding the Green Coaster: Theme Parks around the World Are Getting Greener
Summer is here, complete with funnel cakes and corn dogs, hair-raising roller coasters and water-soaked rides. Of course, theme parks don't usually spring to mind when talking about sustainability. In fact, some of the earliest roller coasters were...
Stuck in the Middle: A Midlife Crisis Has Environmental Costs-And Cures
A midlife crisis--with its accompanying depression and desire to break out of old patterns and even long-standing relationships--often leads to a bigger carbon footprint. Divorce is one of the biggest personal contributors to soaring greenhouse gases,...
The Big Green Buyout: Countless Green Brands Have Been Snapped Up by Big Corporations. Can They Still Be Trusted?
When the Coca-Cola company made a move to acquire a little brand of organic beverages called Honest Tea in 2008, they had a handy hart at the ready that executives used to explain the case for the deal to Coke's board members. "The chart had three...
The Incredible Journey: A New Documentary Explores Not Only the Origins of the Universe-But Our Place in It, Too
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] We are "sailing through the great ocean of the universe, says Brian Thomas Swimme, s he stands framed by the scenic island of Samos, Greece, in the documentary Journey of the Universe. The bright morning and vacant beach give...
The Little Company That Could: Organic Cereal Maker Nature's Path Has Charted Its Own Course and Thrived
Few independent organic brands have been around as long or seen such sustained growth as the family-owned, family-run cereal maker, Nature's Path. The business, based in British Columbia, Canada, has been churning out breakfast fare with organic grains,...