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High Country News November 08, 2010

Dr. No


Dr. No

Tom Coburn and James Inhofe came to power with the help of Oklahoma's oil industry and religious conservatives.

Oklahoma vs. the West

Oklahoma Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe have a way of riding roughshod over the West's environmental politics.


Burning questions about biomass

Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.

Trouble in the PRB

Environmentalists are attacking "the heart of the beast": the coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

Coal reality check

The coal industry may be wounded, but it’s certainly not dead.

Dam removal for dummies

A how-to guide to free-flowing rivers, with illustrations from Oregon's recently removed Gold Ray Dam.

Editor's Note

How outsiders shape the West

Oklahoma isn't part of the West, but its two Republican senators have an enormous influence on the region.

Uncommon Westerners

The windhover

Biologist Travis Booms tracks Alaska's elusive gyrfalcons.


Grace behind glass

An fish ladder on the Columbia River provides a view of unexpected wonders.

Writers on the Range

There's something in the water

A Colorado family discovers that their clear "Rocky Mountain Spring Water" is unsafe to drink.

Dear Friends

HCN bids farewell to an old friend

Remembering William L. Berry Jr.; Jonathan Thompson wins Special Citation from 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism; corrections.

Book Reviews

The dark side of Indian law

In his new book, In the Courts of the Conqueror, Walter Echo-Hawk discusses the 10 worst Indian law cases ever decided.


Draining the tub

Lake Mead has dropped below its record low, and the reservoir's future does not look good.

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