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. 1, January

2000: Planet Earth at the Crossroads
It is 2010, and the last wild cheetah has finally disappeared from the African savannahs. But is the cheetah really gone? For most people in that not-too-distant era, the fastest animal on Earth is as alive as it ever was. There are still plenty of...
A Clearance Sale Down East
Maine's Northern Forests Are Going to the Highest Bidder Flying high over Maine's Baxter State Park, all looks well with the Northern Forest, a vast swatch of green covering 26 million acres in four states. The dense timberlands stretch out in an...
Damning Dams
Is One of the Greatest Engineering Marvels of the Industrial Age Becoming Obsolete? An inevitable part of many 1950s science documentaries was an awestruck tribute to our ability to "tame nature"--by building huge dams and controlling the flow of...
Easy Riders
Attempting to Push an Anti-Environmental Agenda, Congress Goes Into Stealth Mode Budget bills--they're hefty, intricate, and mostly dull laws without which the federal government grinds to a halt. But faced with a public that won't tolerate decreased...
In Brief
THE ELECTRIC CAR'S LEASE ON LIFE Carspotters in Los Angeles looking for a General Motors EV1 or a Honda EV Plus on the freeways generally find their quarry emblazoned with the bold graphics of Southern California Edison. Even as major manufacturers'...
In Transit
Corporate Commuter Plans Can Cut Costs--and Hassles Every morning, if you're like 75 percent of American workers, you face gridlocked highways for your solo drive to the office. Why? Because you think the alternatives, like the train, bus or car...
Let the Sun Shine In
Solar Products Offer a Clean Alternate The Earth has a fever. And as humans continue to dump billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, primarily through the gluttonous consumption of fossil fuels like coal, gas and oil, its temperature...
Reinventing Waterland
Dutch Farmers Change the Landscape for Wildlife's Sake Across the pristine fields of Northern Holland's Waterland province, volunteer farmers dot the crisp landscape like colorful pins stuck in green felt. Some are hunched over, while others intently...
Sleeping Soundly
Organic Cotton May Be the Key to a Good Night's Rest It's easy to feel virtuous using 100 percent cotton bed sheets. What could be more pure than bedding made from a natural product, with no artificial fibers? Unfortunately, it's not that simple....
TED TURNER: Billionaire, Media Mogul ... and Environmentalist
Billionaire, Media Mogul ... and Environmentalist Cable News Network CEO Ted Turner definitely isn't afraid to speak his mind. Starting from humble beginnings with a small Atlanta UHF television station and modest resources back in 1970, Turner's...
Tracking Colleges, Toxic Dumpers and Trashed TVs
Electronics Recycling, Eco-Campuses and Corporate Accountability Do you know of any televisions on the market that are built with future recycling in mind? Have any manufacturers invested in television recycling programs? --Carolyn, Leith Seattle,...
Tracking Colleges, Toxic Dumpers and Trashed TVs (2)
Electronics Recycling, Eco-Campuses and Corporate Accountability Do you know of any televisions on the market that are built with future recycling in mind? Have any manufacturers invested in television recycling programs? --Carolyn, Leith Seattle,...
Updates
A VIOLENT CONFRONTATION Only two nations, Japan and Norway, defy an International Whaling Commission ban, but some traditional societies, like Alaska's Inuits, conduct small-scale ceremonial hunts. Washington State's Makah Tribe has revived a gray...
Volunteering Your Vacation
Next Time Don't Just Watch the Whales, Study Them Last year, Muriel Horacek spent two weeks camping in a cave in China as she monitored an endangered species of monkey. She has also radio-tracked cheetahs by airplane over Namibia, taken water samples...
We Can Work It Out
Global Futures Mediates Environmental Disputes It's easy to imagine the scenario: Environmental group (A) is targeting a manufacturer (B) for its role in polluting a local lake. A takes its case to the media, compiles press kits full of B'S misdeeds,...