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This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Spring 2002, Volume 24, No.1. Articles available online appear as links.

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The Silent Treatment by Bob Burtman
Houston, Texas -- neighbor to scores of oil refineries and chemical facilities -- has some of the most polluted air in the country. Yet the city's world-renowned medical researchers aren't looking at the health effects.

Minority Rule by Todd Wilkinson
With Bush, Cheney & Co. in charge, industry has the run of public lands. Everyone else is out in the cold. And you thought this was a democracy.

Rollback! by Jason Best and Jill Davis
Since Bush came to power, the name of the game has changed in Washington, with the big players competing to see who can roll back the most environmental regulations. A look at a very dismal first year.

Undiscovered Country by David Helvarg
In the future, America's national parks won't just be on land; they'll also be under the waves. California is leading the way.

Dusted by Hannah Holmes
Half a world away, an ocean apart, the wind is picking up particles of dust. Why is that our problem?

Shafting the West by Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider
Hard-rock mining companies have spent more than a century snapping up public lands, looting them, and leaving taxpayers with the cleanup bill. It's all because of a law written 130 years ago -- a vestige of the Wild West in a West that's not so wild anymore.


  • Phyto Fuel
  • The High-Tech Age of Counter Intelligence
  • Extreme Estates
  • To Boldly Go Where No Sprout Has Gone Before
  • Ribbons & Rebukes

    The View from NRDC
    by John H. Adams
    NRDC won its lawsuit over Cheney's energy task force as the Enron scandal unraveled. But what we're fighting for is bigger than Enron: We're fighting to keep coal, oil, and car companies from writing the country's energy policy.

    Six national monuments stay wild; feeling the burn; New England's legendary fishery on the road to recovery; EPA's big blunders; NRDC's newest BioGems; and more.

    by Rachel Neumann
    In an effort to quell panic in the days following September 11, the government assured New Yorkers that the air was safe to breathe. Then people started getting sick.

    Washington Watch
    Dick Cheney thinks this is none of your business.

    Letter from the Editor
    by Kathrin Day Lassila

    Seeking solace; the big enviromental disaster hardly anyone is talking about; don't knock the Imperial Valley; the complex business of living simply; and more.

    Living Green
    Going Native

    Remodeling for the 21st century.


  • Naming the Waters by Ben Howard
  • Perspective by Katherine Soniat
  • Rara Avis by William Wenthe
  • A Moment by Ben Howard

    Book Reviews
    It might have been Enron's next big venture: water. With demand on the rise and supply dwindling, one of the most basic necessities of life is becoming the next hot commodity. Jeffrey Rothfeder's Every Drop for Sale reviewed by Jonathan Z. Larsen

  • This issue's cover photo: Holly Lindem

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