When Jane and Leland Sr. lost their one and only son, Leland Jr., they decided to create a university in his honor. Then, shortly after the university was founded, Leland Sr. died unexpectedly. Jane was left alone, and it was up to her to keep the school running.
Students who joined the Sophomore College course Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River traveled to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and human populations.
A new law calls for reducing methane emissions by 40 percent from its 2013 levels by 2030, but comes with government outreach, economic incentives, and grant programs to help remake a more sustainable dairy industry.
Water desalination in... Las Vegas? Colorado River fights brewing in Arizona; hands off Hawaii’s tropical fish; will water sales snip future Mojave desert blooms? and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Privatizing public streams in New Mexico (barbed wire optional); the benefits of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone; the decline of part of the Ogalla aquifer slows; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
If federal plans move forward, most U.S. coastal waters would be open to offshore oil drilling. Stanford Professors Deborah Sivas and Alexandria Boehm look at related legal and marine issues from the perspective of the California coastline, which has been protected from new drilling since 1969.