E Magazine

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Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, April

Bombing Bali Ha'i: We Love Tropical Islands, but That Doesn't Prevent Us from Using Them for Target Practice
"You always hurt the one you love," goes the old Mills Brothers song. Perhaps this profound human paradox explains why we have chosen tropical islands, the embodiment of an earthly paradise, as the staging grounds for hell on earth: war and weapons testing....
Dead Reckoning: Wildlife Super Sleuths Use Sophisticated Forensics to Track Poachers
How would Sherlock Holmes tackle he mysterious "Case of the Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat"? Special U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFW) Agent Rich McDonald says looking into a wildlife homocide is just like investigating a human murder. "The only difference is...
Drawing a Green Line: Costa Rica Makes Audacious Plans to Reclaim Its Forests
On a sunny January afternoon, as a steady wind sweeps across Costa Rica's Pacific slope, 18-year-old conservation worker Dunia Garcia settles down to sort the insects she has collected during the past week. From the porch of her two-room, wooden biological...
Fighting Fat: Most Fast Food Chains Offer Slim Pickins for Healthy Eaters, but a Square Meal Is Possible
For health-conscious travelers, or those just wanting to grab a quick meal, it's never been easy to find something appetizing to eat at the fast food outlets that spring up like weeds along every major traffic artery. According to a 1991 Gallup poll,...
Life after an Oil Spill
The Arthur Kill estuary runs for 15 miles between Staten Island and New Jersey, a shipping lane kept busier than the Panama Canal by garbage barges destined for the Fresh Kills landfill, tugboats pushing white mustaches of surf and oil tankers that dock...
Making Earth Day Count
The celebration has had its ups and downs, but it's still a vitally important symbol for the environmental movement "Earth Day may be a turning point in American history. It may be the birth date of a new American ethic that rejects the frontier philosophy...
The O.J. Environmental Story: Can Environmental News Compete with Sensationalism
One Friday night last June, 95 million Americans watched O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco glide along the highway at 16 miles-per-gallon followed by a team of police cruisers on the most famous car chase this country has ever seen. A posse of newscopters...
Transforming Travel
'Eco-tourism' Is More Than a Buzzword; It's a Seismic Shift in a Trillion-Dollar Industry Vacations were never like this. At the start of another sparkling morning in Maho Bay Camps in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you arise refreshed in your low-Earth-impact...
Two Views on Earth Day
Founding Father: Gaylord Nelson on Earth Day's Past, Present and Future Every day at least since 1970 - has been Earth Day for former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the Wisconsin Democrat who founded the annual event 25 years ago. Nelson, now counselor...
Unwelcome Saviors: Five Reasons to Oppose Corporate Sponsorship of Earth Day
If it were just the money, it might be okay. Every organization can use extra cash for staples and brochures, and I have always been sympathetic to the argument that tainted money's only drawback is "t'ain't enough of it." But like all free lunches,...
Wolves Fight the Odds in Wisconsin
Adrian Wydeven spreads his feet, tips his head back, and howls long and low into the summer night. His mimicry is perfect - plaintive, mournful, stirring. As the last notes fade into the Wisconsin woods, he waits, listening for a reply from the wolves...