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. 13, No. 3, May-June

Animal Rights: Legal Activists Fight for Endangered Species. (Currents)
In 1991, environmental activist Kieran Suckling was living in a tiny New Mexico town in the heart of timber and grazing country. His nascent group, then called the Greater Gila Biodiversity Project, finally had a budget--$5,000 for the year to cover...
Diet for a Small Pet; Bring out the Animal in Your Dog or Cat with Healthy Food Alternatives. (Consumer News)
The wild dogs and cats that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago were the direct ancestors of the "domesticated creatures" we share our homes with today. As our pets, they're "civilized," but their physiology has remained remarkably unchanged...
Glowing in the Dark; Baby Teeth Studies Reveal Childhood Radiation Exposure. (Your Health)
Some Washington University researchers were cleaning a musty old ammunition bunker at Missouri's Tyson Research Center last spring. There they stumbled across a bizarre find: 85,000 baby teeth. Stumped university administrators nearly discarded...
Going, Going ... Exotic Species Are Decimating America's Native Wildlife
In one corner of the United States, mountain goats traipse across the fragile alpine flowers that speckle the snowline of Washington's craggy Olympic Mountains. They look beautiful, but the goats don't belong there. Seattle newspaperman E.B. Webster...
Green by Design: Local Building Councils Are Guided by Environmental Principles. (Currents)
About 50 people had gathered in the auditorium at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art to hear urban planners, architects and energy engineers talk about the environmental challenges facing South Florida. There was concern about the low attendance,...
Growing Up, Growing Out: Some Rust Belt Cities Sprawl without Population Growth. (Currents)
Taking a tour of historic sites in the old city of Baltimore can be a rewarding experience--until you turn a corner in the central business district and find ... devastation. What was described in the guidebooks as a block of pubs with architecture...
Heavy Metal Harm: The Fight against Highly Toxic Mercury in the Environment Has Just Begun
The late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro loved to eat tuna fish. An avid environmentalist, she was shocked to hear that her favorite food was contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury, and she expressed her anger in a song. "I'm young enough,...
Innate Cravings and Lactose Digestion. (Letters from Our Readers)
Bravo on your latest issue. It's about time animal rights and environmental issues were debated. However, I disagree with Lester Brown. He says the fact that people start to eat meat as soon as they can afford to proves that "the taste for meat...
Juice Wars, Turtle Tumors and Greener Houses. (Ask E)
What are the pros and cons of juice pasteurization? --Sabrina Coolidge, Portland, OR Some consumers are skeptical of pasteurization because they are concerned that the heat treatment will compromise the nutritional value of juice. According to...
Mercury Falling. (E Word)
Like four of his five brothers, my grandfather was a family dentist, and in his semi-retired years he practiced out of his home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. As a child, his office fascinated me, with its old-fashioned porcelain dental chair that...
Return of the Native: Natural Prairies Slowly Make a Comeback. (Currents)
Only about five percent of native prairie is left in Kansas. Less than one percent remains in Illinois, North Dakota and Minnesota. Agriculture, urban sprawl and fire suppression have left Iowa with less than one-tenth of one percent of its native...
Richard Misrach: The Messenger
People make their quickest and often most lasting judgments based on what they see. In recognition of the iconic power of environmental photography, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) has dubbed photographer Richard Misrach the 2001...
Saving Mongolia's Wild Horses
Przewalski horses or, to use their Mongolian name, Takhi, are the world's only verifiably wild horses, a sub-species genetically distinct from any other equine. By 1945, only 12 survived, hunted nearly to extinction for their meat. Add to this Mongolia's...
Snack Attack: Guiltless Indulgence with Dairy-Free Treats and All-Natural Goodies. (Eating Right)
Chocolate chip cookies. Buttery popcorn. Chips and dip. Snacking is an American pastime. Indeed, Time.com has called us "a nation of committed Twinkie eaters," while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the obesity...
Spreading Vegetarianism. (Letters from Our Readers)
It takes tremendous courage for a publication to address the pink elephant steak sitting in the boardroom of so many environmental organizations ("The Case Against Meat," cover story, January/February 2002). I think many such groups fear mentioning...
The Color of Money: Alternative Currency Promotes Fresh Thinking about Sustainable Economics. (Money Matters)
The angry people crowding the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina last January were armed with casseroles and wooden spoons and making a hell of a ruckus. Unemployment was at historic highs, crime had skyrocketed, and the political system was on...
The Free-Range Compromise. (Letters from Our Readers)
I eagerly read your latest issue focusing on vegetarianism. While informative, I was disappointed that your articles dropped the ball on the related discussion of organic meat. It's clear that meat-based diets are problematic for global hunger,...
This Land Is Their Land; How to Make Your Property Wildlife-Friendly. (House & Home)
While environmental headlines make much of the rift between property rights advocates and conservationists, a growing number of land owners are working to make their backyards more attractive to wildlife, benefiting both the human and animal worlds....
Trouble Brewing
To a java junkie, there is no such thing as too much coffee, but when it comes to the world s coffee industry, the opposite is true. The massive overproduction of coffee presently glutting world markets is causing a crisis of historic proportions....
Turtle People: Volunteers Help Save Loggerheads. (Going Green)
A red-eyed dune buggy, its headlights dimmed with patches of cellophane, cruises the southern beach of Wassaw Island, off the Georgia coast, at midnight. Otherwise, the beach is deserted, lit only by stars and a new moon. Suddenly the buggy stops....
Two If by Sea: Invasive Species Are Changing the Ocean Environment. (Currents)
For decades, the coastal United States has been under siege from an invasion of foreign animals and plants (see second feature this issue). New species arrive daily, and in a variety of ways. According to the Pew Oceans Commission, ship ballast...