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Oct 4 2018 | Center News
We’re pleased to welcome a new colleague, Catherine Wright, and fondly wish two of our associates good luck in exciting new pursuits.
Oct 3 2018 | ... & the West Blog
As was true a half century ago, forces in Washington, D.C. want to loosen emission requirements and strip California of its ability to impose tough standards for vehicle emissions, and once again, California officials are fighting back.
The need for more local measurement of air pollution in California’s Central Valley, the rapid warming of our national parks, Wyoming increasingly turns to wind power, and more of the West’s environmental stories for the past fortnight.
Sep 25 2018 | Topics of the West
‘I’m not going to write the great American novel,’ lamented Raymond Chandler. Assessing his noir classic ‘the Big Sleep,’ Bill Lilley writes, “Many think he had.”
Sep 14 2018 | Out West student blog
“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”
Sep 13 2018 | Center News
Beyond her accomplishments at Water in the West and Stanford, Newsha Ajami has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers, and policymakers following in her footsteps.
Sep 12 2018 | Out West student blog
“I’ve come to recognize the value of rephotography as tool to analyze environmental change through time,” writes San Francisco Esturary Institute intern Nick Mascarello.

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