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May 30 2017 | ... & the West Blog
Lake Mead's falling level marks the time remaining before interstate and international agreements kick in to dictate who loses water.
The voice of the poorer victims of pollution is being heard, citizen scientists are finding larger narratives in coastal bird deaths, another fish from California’s Bay Delta is in trouble, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.
Alex Ketley's film documents his research about the role dance plays in rural life and challenges the "urban/rural prejudice" commonly found in urban environments.
Salmon species about to wink out in California, an aging electrical grid in Wyoming, and more stories worth reading.
May 18 2017 | Happenings
At the event, panelists discussed Steinbeck’s personal life, the historical context of his stories, and his diverse literary contributions. The conversation converged on Steinbeck’s theories about the relationship between people and place.
May 15 2017 | Out West student blog
At first glance, solar might seem like the perfect form of clean energy for this sunny state, but we can’t yet store solar power effectively enough to meet all our needs.
Water settlement in Montana; renewables eat away at coal; the danger of dead trees, and stories from near and beneath the sea -- some of the best recent reads.

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