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A conservation success story means bottom trawling is coming back to areas closed-off to the industry for 15 years; the newest national park is born in New Mexico; “tumblegeddon” interrupts New Year’s Eve in southeastern Washington; a ranch in Mexico raises bison to fix desertification; and more recent environmental news from around the West.
Dec 20 2019 | ... & the West Blog
Even after record-setting fires devastated communities around the West, resistance to policies to reduce housing vulnerability persists, particularly if they constrain development.
Stanford hydrologist Newsha Ajami, an appointee to California’s regional water quality board, discusses how wildfires affect water quality, and how we can better prepare for and react to the challenges.
Dec 13 2019 | Center News
Reflections on the past year at the Bill Lane Center, by our director Bruce Cain.
A curatorial tour of a new Cantor Arts Center exhibition gave audiences a glimpse of iconic Western photographs.
Divers on the offensive against sea urchins in Oregon; Laser technology to catch methane leaks from Colorado natural gas operations; A Navajo woman weaves with more than yarn; and other environmental stories from around the West.
The new normal for Western wildfires is abnormal, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes. Understanding the risks can help communities avert disaster.

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