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. 8, No. 1, January-February

Banking with a Heart
Socially Responsible Loans Are a Good Investment Most people don't think of their bank as a catalyst for social change. Yet if you accept the premise, unfortunate as it may be, that money makes the world go 'round, how your bank lends out your money...
Body, Heal Thyself
Alternative Medicine Is a More Natural Approach to Health Roberta Reynolds, a Connecticut graphic designer, admits she was skeptical about alternative medicine before her father, who had already undergone two brain surgeries for neuralgia, turned to...
Breaking the Species Barrier
For the past two years, scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have been collaboratively working toward a common goal: recognizing the legal rights of the great apes, whose genetic makeup and social structure are unarguably like our...
Discordant HAARP
The Air Force Is Preparing To Militarize the Ionosphere - With Electrifying Results In a black spruce forest north of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, a bristling array of antennas rises into the air. It looks like a cable television station,...
Drowning in Sand
Desertification, a Worldwide Phenomenon That Consumes Arable Land, Threatens the World Food Supply Dust storms, sand dunes and waterless desolation. For most people, these images conjure up the trackless, timeless desert. Photojournalist Steven Bryan...
Environmental Justice on the Web
Phone calls, flyers and word-of-mouth have been drawing attention to environmental justice issues for decades. But with more than 100,000 online documents devoted to environmental justice issues, activists are now turning to the World Wide Web for information...
Ghost Grizzlies
Does the Great Bear Still Haunt Colorado? The San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado hold some of the richest grizzly habitat in North America, and in prehistoric times the great bears were ubiquitous there. But by the mid-19th century, killing...
Green at the Grassroots: Women Form the Frontlines of Environmental Activism
Kim Phillips is an accidental environmentalist. While most women now attaining national clout in the environmental arena spent years studying the issues and building their careers, the grassroots movement is led by former housewives like Phillips who...
Green Belts and Green Revolutions: International Women Organize against Agribusiness and Environmental Degradation
Vandana Shiva and Wangari Maathai have much in common. They've both won Sweden's Right Livelihood Award (the Alternative Nobel Prize) and been named as two of Utne Reader's Top 100 Visionaries for 1995. And both were speakers at the Fourth World Congress...
Katie McGinty: Running Environmental Interference for the Commander-in-Chief
Environmentalists, who are often either mildly encouraged or bitterly disappointed by the initiatives coming out of the Clinton White House, know that they at least have a sympathetic ear with Kathleen Alana McGinty (better known as Katie), chairperson...
Out the Window
Modern Homes Are Heat Wasters, But Green Money-Savers Are Possible The American home hasn't changed all that much since colonial times, and like the early Pilgrims, we waste a lot of energy, especially in the winter. In the average household today,...
The Prince of Tides
Marine Wildlife Abounds in Canada's Bay of Fundy Looking for the ultimate wave? Forget Hawaii; consider instead New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy, whose natural funnel shape helps create the highest tides in the world, up to an incredible 48 feet. High tide...
Visionary Thinking: Women Shape the Environmental Movement's Theoretical Base
Women's contributions to the environmental movement have and continue to take many forms. Women serve as frontline leaders at grassroots actions around the world. They hold management positions at the largest - and the smallest - environmental groups...
Walk a Mile in These Shoes
Footwear That Treads Lightly on the Earth The shoe industry is, by design, a polluting enterprise. In the U.S. alone last year it produced over 350 million pairs using toxic dyes and glues, chemically-tanned leather, synthetics, plastics and petroleum-based...
What's the Buzz?
Wild Honeybees, Nature's Pollinators, Are in Trouble, Victims of Manmade Pollution And Tiny, Destructive Mites Bee populations aren't what they used to be. Experts estimate that more than 90 percent of wild honeybee colonies in North America have been...
Who Will Feed China?
THE WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IS FACING A MASSIVE GRAIN DEFICIT At the close of the 20th century, we are adding 90 million people a year to the world's burden, forcing many scientific observers to conclude that we're on a collision course with the...
Women's Work
It's as basic as keeping the air we breathe clean and the water we drink pure, and it's as politically knotty as halting construction of incinerators in the inner city and reducing population growth in developing nations. Environmental activism comes...