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This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Spring 2003, Volume 25, No.1. Articles available online appear as links.

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Coal Country by Ian Frazier
On October 11, 2000, a mountain in eastern Kentucky burst open and let out a torrent of mining waste bigger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Two years later, the land is green again, but the bitterness remains.

Deep Trouble by Ben Raines
In the Gulf of Mexico, it's best to let the big ones get away. Excerpts from the winner of this year's John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism

Top Dogs by Jill Davis and Jason Best
The bad ones growl a lot and dig in the wrong places, but the good ones are some of the environment's best friends. Who's who in the new Republican Congress.

Mr. Bottom Line by Steve Weinberg
Quick: What's the dollar value of human health? Of a wilderness? John D. Graham thinks he knows. As the White House point man who weighs every health and environmental rule to decide if it's worth the cost, he's a bureaucrat with power over life and death.


  • The end of "dry-clean only"
  • Counter culture comes to the great Smoky Mountains
  • Seasick
  • Lubbock's little prairie-dog problem
  • Ribbons & Rebukes

    The View from NRDC
    by John H. Adams
    How six Republican senators proved that, in troubled times, our core American values still unite us.

    Rockin' with the Rolling Stones; how to battle the Bush blahs; defending the California coast; and more.

    by Elliot Negin
    Queen of the Hill: our woman in Washington

    Washington Watch
    The President's Friday Follies is one show you don't want to miss.

    Letter from the Editor
    by Kathrin Day Lassila


    Living Green
    Break It Down Now

    Ditching the Los Angeles River


  • After Weeks of Drought by Eamon Grennan
  • Spring River by William Heyen
  • Spring by Mary Oliver

    Book Reviews
    Robert Marshall wanted to put the "public" back in public land. What was so radical about that? The People's Forest reviewed by Char Miller

  • This issue's cover illustration: David Julian; cover photo: Scott J. Ferrell

    OnEarth. Spring 2003
    Copyright 2003 by the Natural Resources Defense Council