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Feb 23 2017 | ... & the West Blog
A new paper suggests that “mineral easements” might provide a tool to block hydraulic fracking and the oil and gas wells that have been sources of fear and opposition from New York to California.
Feb 15 2017 | Happenings
Alexander Nemerov, scholar of American art, delivered an intimate reflection on the work of his aunt, photographer Diane Arbus, and father, poet Howard Nemerov, in a lecture at the Minnesota Street Project on February 4th.
Feb 14 2017 | ... & the West Blog
California avoided a major catastrophe in the past week as heavy rains compromised the 700-foot Oroville dam. Here is a day-by-day account of what happened and what state engineers and safety officials did.
Feb 9 2017 | Happenings
Water may be one of the most critical environmental issues for reporters to cover in years to come, said western water experts and journalists at the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium at Stanford University.
Jan 31 2017 | ... & the West Blog
Valley Fever, a lung disease born of invasive fungal spores that are carried on clouds of swirling dust, is the best-known medical secret of the American Southwest. The parts of California and Arizona where the fungal spores flourish are once-rural places that are now population magnets, where new construction disturbs the earth and can send spores flying.
As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation’s 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren’t in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country.
Jan 17 2017 | Politico
California's expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency are in the cellar, with little more than a third of voters believing it will be a success, a new Golden State Poll shows. The poll was sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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