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. 10, No. 5, September

Against the Grain
Alternatives to Wheat and Rice Offer Many Nutritional Advantages Ann Foster, an avid camper and hiker originally from Arkansas, dreamed for years of moving to the mountains of Colorado. But when that dream finally came true, Foster found herself...
Bringing Up Baby-Naturally
Healthy Approaches to Infant Care Nothing can be more exciting, or exhausting, than discovering a new baby is on the way. Expectant parents may suddenly begin worrying about "child-proofing" the house and buying the safest car seat--but there are...
Chris Myers
Empowering Environmental Investigators As a children's book author, Dr. Chris Myers has introduced kids to the Galapagos Islands and the Clouded Leopard. As the editor of Dragonfly, a colorful, bimonthly magazine of environmental education founded...
Earth TV
Three quarters of Americans get their news primarily from television--if it's not on the tube, for most people it isn't happening at all. That's what makes environmental programming all the more important. And that where Ecology Communications comes...
Gorillas of the Missed
Traveling with a Cause In a Dangerous World The Congo and its surrounding mountains were never a travel destination for the faint of heart, hut the chance to see gorillas in their native mists has long been a powerful lure. Visitors flooded into...
Growing Pains
The Movement to Legalize Industrial Hemp Is Advancing, but The Pot Connection Still Lingers After 60 years as a pariah plant, sprayed into oblivion by federal agents wherever it appeared, the versatile fiber known as industrial hemp appears to be...
In Land We Trust
Cut Your Taxes Through Conservation Easements Looking for an innovative way to protect the environment and receive valuable financial rewards? If you or someone in your family owns land that you d like to see protected, donating the property to...
Jesse Ventura: Body-Slamming the Environment?
After the Minnesota legislative session adjourned last May, former professional wrestler and current Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, took to the airwaves. He began making the national media rounds, not as a new governor, but as the celebrity...
Junk Mail, Business Behavior and Toxic Truths
The Lowdown on Unwanted Paper, Corporate Practices and Property Pollution How can I reduce the amount of junk mail that I receive? --Jennifer Pearle, Brattleboro, VT About 675 pieces of junk mail clog each of our mailboxes annually--that adds...
Kosovo's Wounded Environment
Now That the Smoke Has Cleared, The Assessment Begins The ecological consequences of the two-month-long North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombing campaign in Kosovo are likely to reach catastrophic proportions, threatening to have long-lasting...
Lights Out?
Y2K and the Environment It's well-known that the Y2K computer problem--a limitation embedded in basic programming code that will cause machines all over the world to think that the year 2000 is actually 1900--could mean catastrophic operating system...
Oil and Water Don't Mix
Is Your Underground Storage Tank Leaking? Sixteen million American homes use a total of some 11 billion gallons of heating oil a year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That's 700 gallons per household per year. And while many of those...
On Top of the World
Cleaning Up a Legacy Of High-Altitude Trash Each year thousands of climbers answer the call of jagged snow-capped peaks and begin an arduous climb, pushing their bodies to the very limits of what is physically possible. Unfortunately, these challenge-seekers...
Organic Spices Are Hot, Hot, Hot
As natural foods consumers get more adventurous in their eating habits, the organic herb and spice trade is heating up. Several companies are building a market for pesticide-free seasonings, which were difficult or impossible to obtain just four or...
Pay Dirt
How American Farmers Can Ease Global Warming--And Make a Profit, Too The answer to at least some of America's greenhouse woes might be right under our noses. Well, under our shoes at least. While many climate change naysayers argue that trying...
The Learning Tree
Green Education Is Transforming America's Basic Environmental Illeteracy. So Why Isn't Everyone Smiling? Tow-headed Thomas Wolff, a first-grader on a field trip from Stratfield School in Fairfield, Connecticut, was the first to spot the Canadian...
There's Green in Wildlife Tagging
License plates have certainly gotten more colorful in recent years! What was once a bland assortment of duo-toned numbers is now a mobile art gallery of nature imagery. Environmental plates have caught on m a big way. Throughout the country, these...
Updates
IT ALL CAME TUMBLING DOWN For the first time in 160 years, the Kennebec River is flowing freely again. At 9:06 a.m. on July 1, the Edwards Dam in Augusta, Maine was breached, clearing the way for 10 species of migratory fish--including endangered...
Whittlin' Dixie
Chip Mills Supplying the Paper Industry Are Clearcutting the South In the thicket of the Carolina Lowlands, the whirring buzz and grind of a lone chip mill disturbs the summer symphony of rustling branches, crickets and the guttural call of wild...