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. 23, No. 1, January-February

Adventures in Healing: Turning to the Rapids to Combat Cancer
The roiling river flows over my head flooding my nose and mouth. My life jacket holds me up, but I can't take a breath. Above me, the flipped paddle raft makes a gray roof blocking the brilliant Idaho sky. I remember lead guide Amy's safety talk. If...
Black Carbon's Big Impacts: Pollution from Diesel Exhaust and Cookstoves Is Driving Up Global Warming Rates
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For years, efforts to study and reduce the impacts of climate change have focused on one very specific gas--carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]). But when it comes to global warming, other gases and atmospheric particles may play more...
Closing off the Carp
Asian carp are still a looming threat to the Great Lakes, even if the fish are no longer generating headlines. Now, Friends of the Earth Canada has joined five U.S. states--Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin--in filing an amicus...
Defender of the Seas: Captain Paul Watson Travels the World to Challenge Illegal Whaling and Fishing, and Whale Wars Captures the Action
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A few years ago, National Geographic Traveler ranked Denmark's Faroe Islands first among unspoiled island destinations. The landscape there is breathtakingly dramatic--impossibly sheer green cliffs dropping into blue harbors,...
Disappearing Coastlines: The Impacts of Climate Change Are Already Being Felt by Coastal Communities across the World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Sea-level rise may be the most tangible aspect of climate change, something we can immediately see and document. Water expands as it warms, contributing to rising seas, and melting glaciers lead to higher sea levels, too....
From Key West, with Care: At the Banya Resort, a Green Ethos Prevails
The Banyan Resort (the banyanresort.com) in Key West, Florida, is the first lodging establishment in the Keys to earn Green Lodging certification (www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging). In other words, the resort has been recognized by Florida's Department...
Leather You Can Live With: The Costs and Benefits of Leather Alternatives
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There are lots of environmental reasons to avoid buying leather, in particular the chemical-laden production processes and the polluting consequences of livestock. Leather production involves a large amount of resources to...
Pipe Dreams
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 119,000. That's the number of jobs in person-years--one person working full time for one year--that will be created by TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline according to a study prepared by The Perryman Group. Job creation...
Radiant Heating Comes of Age: It's Pricey but Efficient ... and Very Cozy
Dig three or four feet into the ground and the earth is a constantly temperate place. Beneath that upper layer, it's a dependable 54 degrees, give or take, making geothermal systems for radiant home heating a reliable source of heat exchange. [ILLUSTRATION...
Swap 'Til You Drop: Online Sites Make Swapping and Sharing Easier Than Ever
Thanks to the ease of exchanging treasures, clothing, books, games and other items online, swapping is back in fashion. And the environmental benefits of keeping still-usable goods out of the trash and preventing the purchase of new items couldn't...
The Great Jellyfish Invasion: Pollution, Overfishing and Dead Zones Have Created Prime Conditions for Jellyfish
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Jellyfish, a prominent feature of ancient oceans, have weathered multiple mass extinctions and date back at least 500 million years. Their populations were kept in check by fish, which eat small jellyfish and compete for jellyfish...
The Problem with Palm Oil
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Palm oil is hidden inside a range of packaged foods, body care and cleaning products under names like palmitate, sodium lauryl sulphate and stearic acid--even in presumably healthy foods like Earth Balance vegan margarine....
Urban Homesteading's Dark Side: The Trend in Backyard Chickens and Goats Has Left Rescues Overrun with Abandoned Livestock
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Wayne Geiger fields up to 10 calls per week about hens and roosters in need of new homes. When Geiger founded Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary (lighthousefarm sanctuary.com) in 2002, most of the calls he received involved horses,...
Whale Connections: Kristen Bell in the Movie Big Miracle
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In 1988, three gray whales were found trapped in ice in Barrow, Alaska, and became a worldwide media sensation. Hundreds of rescuers flocked to the scene, a Soviet icebreaker was sent to provide access, U.S. helicopters assisted...
Whale Watcher
There are few people who approach life with the singular conviction of Paul Watson. His life's mission is no less than to rescue the endangered creatures of the sea from those who would do them harm. Certain threats to whales, dolphins and predator...
What's in Season? Approaching Food from a Seasonal Perspective Opens New Worlds of Health and Taste
Once upon a time the seasons formed a natural setting for what was eaten. Spring welcomed fresh, green growth. Birds laid eggs. Tender stalks of asparagus burst from the ground. It was a time for salads and egg dishes that incorporated fresh leaves...
Where the Green Jobs Are: Hint: They Aren't in Wind and Solar
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Newsflash: The job market stinks. Even people with two or three advanced degrees are having trouble finding work in their chosen fields. So if you're a young person with the goal of moving out of mom and dad's house, maybe...