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Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, January-February

Crowded House: Bangladesh's Agonizing Human Problems Are Caused, in Part, by Its Incredible Population Density
The most densely populated nation on Earth is not Japan or China, it's Bangladesh, a country the size of Wisconsin but with half the population of the U.S. As the world's population increases geometrically, from 1.3 billion 80 years ago to 5.6 billion...
Ed Begley, Jr
When This Screen Veteran Talks About His Commitment to the Environment, He Isn't Acting In Hollywood, where environmentalism is chic but lip-service is the pervading reality, Ed Begley, Jr. is one actor whose uncompromising personal commitment goes...
From Great Spirit to Great Steak?
The prairies may be all but gone, but the buffalo still roam in North America - if nothing else, as cash crops raised for meat on former cattle ranches. Indeed, might this noble symbol of the Wild West, held sacred by Native Americans for centuries,...
Home Sweet Home: Building an Eco House Requires Holistic Thinking
Building an Eco House Requires Holistic Thinking This is the first in a new series of columns about realizing environmental ideals on the homefront. For some people, it's easier to talk about saving the Earth than it is to actually live those principles...
Nature's Way: Costa Rica Is Small, but It's Teeming with Forest Life
Environmentalists, thankfully, aren't couch potatoes, and eco-travel is becoming more and more popular every year. This new column will explore not only travel destinations but trends in environmental travel and operating standards that this fledgling...
Sex and the Single Reptile: Reproductive Problems in Florida Alligators May Be an Early Warning for People
Alligators with undersized testicles may seem like a problem only for other alligators, but scientists at the University of Florida (UF) argue that what happens to 'gators today may well happen to humans tomorrow. In fact, the alarming reproductive problems...
Some like It Hot: Global Warming Is Not Just a Scientific Prediction - It's Also a Hot Political Football
Dr. Ben Santer's computer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California goes cuckoo every hour, on the hour. No, it's not time for Bytes 'R Us: The computerized cuckoo clock sound is just to remind Dr. Santer to get up and stretch his...
The Great Divide: 12 Environmental and Animal Rights Leaders Talk about What Separates Them - and What Can Bring Them Together
In this, the third installment of E Magazine's series "Our Agony Over Animals," we've asked a panel of 12 distinguished representatives of the animal rights and environmental movements about "the great divide" that keeps the groups - which share many...
The Military's Mess: Johnston Atoll, the Army's 'Model' Chemical Disposal Facility, Is an Environmental Disaster
Just 700 miles to the southeast of the sybarites enjoying the sun on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, the U.S. Army maintains a $240 million island facility with a grim purpose. The Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System (JACADS) exists solely for the...
The Nuclear Triangle: Has the Southwest Been Selected as America's Nuclear Waste Dump?
Bill Addington stands West Texas-tall behind the register of the general store he runs with his mother in the tiny town of Sierra Blanca. He generally speaks softly but firmly, with the politeness of a southern gentleman ("Yes, ma'am; No, sir"). He has...
The Vitamin Wars
Dietary supplements either keep you well, make you sick or just rip you off, depending on who you ask Be comforted: You're not the only literate person who has never heard of echinacea. If you feel guilty because you ran out of antioxidants two months...
The Way of All Flesh? 'Natural Meat' Bills Itself as the Healthy Alternative
For humane, health and environmental reasons, natural meat producers believe their pound of flesh is better than typical supermarket and restaurant fare. "We're talking about sustainable food production and using a lot fewer chemicals," says Mel Coleman,...