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This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Fall 2002; Volume 24, No.3. Articles available online appear as links.

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The Last Lonesome Place by Hal Clifford
In Wyoming's Red Desert, begonias bloom in the sand, freshwater ponds spring up in the dunes, and mountain sagebrush grows 12 feet high. Some call it the biggest wide-open space in the lower forty-eight. Now, the Bush administration wants to roll in the drill rigs.

Wasting Away by Gretel H. Schueller
Three decades ago, Americans threw themselves into the recycling revolution like couch potatoes becoming fitness fanatics. Today, we've hit a plateau. Is recycling on the skids?

Local Heroes
Let us introduce you to seven ordinary Americans. You won't see their stories on prime-time television. But when it comes to the environment, these everyday heroes aren't content to sit back and do nothing.

Wild Goose Chase by Nancy Lord
At the endlessly rainy tip of southwestern Alaska, sodden researchers are keeping track of waterfowl in trouble.

Under the Influence by Jon Luoma
Is industry becoming an inside player at the world's leading research center on carcinogens?


  • Himalayan Liquidation
  • Hot Peaks
  • The Deconstructionists
  • Ribbons & Rebukes

    The View from NRDC
    by John H. Adams
    While the rest of the world met in Johannesburg to check up on the state of the planet, there was one head of state conspicuously absent. Can the U.N. drag Bush into the 21st century?

    Liquid celebration: thirty years of clean water-plus five ways for you to fight for it; the next generation of cool cars; and more.

    by Sam Martin
    Costa Rica gives the boot to a Texas-based oil company with ties to President Bush.

    Washington Watch
    Chop-chop: what the President's new forest plan means to the trees.

    Letter from the Editor
    by Kathrin Day Lassila

    This land is my land: Immigration reform advocates respond; reining cats and dogs; Yucca Mountain or bust; and more.

    Living Green

  • Organic Nation

    The fall and rise of Mono Lake's saltwater ecosystem.


  • Ode to a Plain Old Pond Frog by William Pitt Root
  • The Mountain Lion by Mary Oliver
  • Insect with No Name by Roberta Swann

    Book Reviews
    Twenty years later, a detailed account of the worst industrial accident ever gives us reason to care all over again. Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro's Five Past Midnight in Bhopal reviewed by William K. Tabb.

  • This issue's cover photo: Scott Smith, calligraphy by Jane Dill

    OnEarth. Fall 2002
    Copyright 2002 by the Natural Resources Defense Council