Magazine
The War Next Door

March 1, 2010

On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.

Feature

Chuck Bowden’s border war
Chuck Bowden’s border war
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.

Current

Water fallout
Water fallout
A nuclear power plant proposed for Green River, Utah, needs more water than might be available in this dry part of the world.

Editor's Note

It's the population, stupid?
It's the population, stupid?
Some Westerners want to blame our environmental woes on overpopulation, but the problem is not that simple.

Essays

Good night, sweet trees
Good night, sweet trees
A scientist sees a Shakespearean tragedy unfold in the West’s dying aspen forests, victims of climate change.

Book Reviews

The myths of Native American identity
The myths of Native American identity
Paul Chaat Smith's latest book, Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong, is a funny and painful collection of essays on the ways that Indians are stereotyped.

Dear Friends

Power (and financial) struggle
Power (and financial) struggle
Wide-ranging talk at HCN's "Power Struggle" discussion in Tucson; HCN board meeting raises financial issues; clarification, corrections.

Evidence

The incredible journey
A toilet was among the artifacts the Trash Track project followed across the country from original owner to final destination in a landfill.

Focus

The smoke police
The smoke police
Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.

Two Weeks in the West

Turnover at the top
Many environmental groups are seeing a changing of the guard, epitomized by 38-year-old activist Mike Brune's new job as head of the Sierra Club.

How it Works

The bald eagle paradox
The bald eagle paradox
What happens when the recovery of an endangered species threatens the survival of other species?

Uncommon Places

Down the wormhole
Down the wormhole
An obscure cave near Steamboat Springs, Colo., contains rare hydrogen sulfide-consuming worms that might hold a key to extraterrestrial life forms.

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