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Dr. No

November 8, 2010

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

Feature

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

Current

Burning questions about biomass
Burning questions about biomass
Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.
Trouble in the PRB
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
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
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
The windhover
Biologist Travis Booms tracks Alaska's elusive gyrfalcons.

Essays

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

Book Reviews

The dark side of Indian law
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.

Writers on the Range

There's something in the water
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
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.

Focus

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

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