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. 5, No. 4, August

A Mine of Their Own; Groups Work to Give Bats a Place to Hang Out
Preserve manager Bill Brown switched on the light on his coal miner helmet and waited his turn to slide down the steep snow-covered entrance to the abandoned Hague Mine in upstate New York. Already safely inside, his colleagues from the Adirondack...
Biodiversity Good Enough to Eat
Last January, over an enlightening meal of quinoa and amaranth, garnished with assorted exotic legumes (exotic, at least, to a palate accustomed to the durable nothingness of iceberg lettuce and hothouse tomatoes), I began to understand the future...
California Dreamin'
The future of personal transportation sits in a parking garage at Southern California Edison in suburban Rosemead, quietly recharging. But this unassuming Ford "Ecostar" van hardly looks like a vehicle I had flown 3,000 miles to see. I would have walked...
Cement: Hazardous to Your Health?
It sounds implausible: foreign-owned companies burning hazardous waste in the United States, some of it imported, generating millions of dollars while poisoning citizens. And yet, at about 30 sites nationwide, cement is being made by burning hundreds...
Crude Awakening in Ecuador
Delfin Payaguajo of the Sekoya tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador says his family's health and traditional way of life have been ruined by Texaco. The U.S. oil giant has pumped a billion barrels of crude oil out of the Ecuadoran rainforest--one...
"Eco" Is in with the Inn Crowd; Hotels Roll out the Green Carpet - Slowly
Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, the international eco-hip chain of personalcare shops, makes a relatively simple request when checking into a hotel: Don't change the sheets every day. "They're always thrown for a loop," she says of hotel staff....
Haiti on the Brink of Ecocide
As I rush down the street to avoid the beggars, a woman steps directly in front of me. She pushes her child into my arms. I grasp reflexively, and find myself holding a small naked boy. We look at each other. Dark, tired eyes. He begins to cry silently....
Ozone Alert; Frogs, Plankton and People Show Effects of Ozone Depletion
What are green and slimy and not in your refrigerator? If you said "Frogs," you're right. But increasingly, they're not anywhere else, either. Frogs have been hopping across the planet for more than 200 million years, right through the ice ages...
Protecting Panama; the Land Made Famous by Noriega Needs to Protect Its Rainforests
In the United States, the rainforest has become a floral fantasy land, decorating shampoo bottles and candy boxes, selling T-shirts and deodorant sticks on TV commercials, inspiring bad Hollywood movies, and growing in planter pots in offices everywhere....
Setting Up Your Green Home Office
Congratulations! You're working at home. Maybe you live in L.A. and your company's office was hit by the quake. Or maybe your progressive employer recognizes the higher job satisfaction--not to mention productivity levels--of telecommuting employees....
Superfoods: So, What's So Super; Save Your Money and Eat Right Instead
"Contains a full day's supply of vitamins in one teeny, tiny serving!" "Enough grams of protein per ounce to give you the strength of 10 men!" "It's nutritious!" "It's delicious!" "It's a SUPERFOOD!" You've probably seen them in the stores: the...
Texas Air Wares
From the air, Gibraltar Chemical Resources, Inc. resembles a ballfield clearing in the yellow pine forests of east Texas, scraped down to red dirt and crowded with steel sheds and smooth white cannister tanks. It lies in rural Winona, where many people...
The People Summit; Too Many People, Not Enough Money. the Population Conundrum Comes to Cairo
To Americans weaned on visions from Soylent Green, a sci-fi film made in 1973, the specter of overpopulation calls forth images of city squares so crowded with people that giant scoopers must shovel them clear like dirt. Every night, Charlton Heston,...