High Country News November 08, 2010
Tom Coburn and James Inhofe came to power with the help of Oklahoma's oil industry and religious conservatives.
Oklahoma Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe have a way of riding roughshod over the West's environmental politics.
Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.
Environmentalists are attacking "the heart of the beast": the coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
The coal industry may be wounded, but it’s certainly not dead.
A how-to guide to free-flowing rivers, with illustrations from Oregon's recently removed Gold Ray Dam.
Oklahoma isn't part of the West, but its two Republican senators have an enormous influence on the region.
Biologist Travis Booms tracks Alaska's elusive gyrfalcons.
An fish ladder on the Columbia River provides a view of unexpected wonders.
Writers on the Range
A Colorado family discovers that their clear "Rocky Mountain Spring Water" is unsafe to drink.
Remembering William L. Berry Jr.; Jonathan Thompson wins Special Citation from 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism; corrections.
In his new book, In the Courts of the Conqueror, Walter Echo-Hawk discusses the 10 worst Indian law cases ever decided.
Lake Mead has dropped below its record low, and the reservoir's future does not look good.