E - The Environmental Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Design, New Directions

Jan 11, 2010, 11:00 ET from E-The Environmental Magazine

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Few publications have tracked the issues, growth, triumphs and setbacks of the modern environmental movement like E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). The nonprofit, independent magazine covers everything environmental, from controversial issues like meat's contribution to global warming, environmental racism and human population growth to how-to's on green investing, organic gardening and shopping for energy-saving home appliances.

E pays special attention to leading green groups and their causes -- be they protecting marine life, pushing for stricter emissions standards or safeguarding children from toxic exposure. Recent stories have featured efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains, the dangers of "nano" particles in consumer goods like sunscreen and toothpaste and wind power's growing foothold as a viable alternative energy source.

With its January/February 2010 issue, E celebrates a remarkable 20 years in print. The nonprofit magazine was founded in Connecticut in 1990 by husband-and-wife team Doug Moss and Deborah Kamlani in the wake of the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill and on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Earth Day.

E is celebrating its 20th with a new design, new departments and a more upbeat logo to attract the growing numbers of people who are now more aware of environmental threats like global warming and who are eager to understand the issues better and know what they can do to make a difference. A comprehensive website upgrade and a "paperless" digital edition are also on the drawing board, with the same goal of growing the magazine's outreach to new constituents.

Its anniversary issue, in bookstores now, takes an in-depth look at the connection between environmental toxins and autism -- a condition that affects one in 90 kids, according to the latest numbers. In its cover story, E talks to researchers who are drawing connections between mercury, lead, pharmaceuticals, plastics and other environmental chemicals that might be pushing susceptible kids past their toxic tipping points.

The anniversary issue also includes a look back at E's first 20 years, with 20 mini-articles chronicling not only E's history but the environmental hot topics of the last two decades, and what progress has been achieved.

"Our 20th anniversary gave us a great opportunity to go back through E's extensive archives and be reminded how many times we were ahead of the curve on the key issues," says publisher and co-founder Doug Moss. "Now with a groundswell of public interest in the environment -- and especially global warming -- E wants to bring its coverage to a wider audience and really touch on all the ways people can live greener and/or make a difference in their communities."

E also produces the nationally syndicated column, EarthTalk, which appears in up to 1,850 newspapers, magazines and websites throughout the U.S. and Canada (www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thisweek). And the magazine has also authored three books in its 20-year history: Feeling the Heat, one of the first books about climate change; Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth, a comprehensive guide to the environmental lifestyle; and EarthTalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment, offering the best of the column's first five years.

E distributes 50,000 copies six times per year to subscribers, bookstores, natural food markets, libraries and some newsstands. Single copies of E's January/February 2010 "20th Anniversary Issue" are available for $5 postpaid from: E Magazine, P.O. Box 469111, Escondido, CA 92046. Subscriptions are $29.95 per year, available at the same address or by visiting the www.emagazine.com.

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