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Learning to combat new megafires; New Mexico objects to a new federal license for nuclear fuel storage; small farmers are shortchanged by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act; The Monterey Bay Aquarium works to bring deep-sea creatures up for display; and other environmental news from around the West.
New effort to speed the first oil leases on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; light pollution in growing communities lures deer — and the mountain lions that hunt them; a push for a Canadian carbon-offset system; the history of Black cowboys revived with Arizona’s Black rodeo, and more recent environmental stories from around the West.
Deb Haaland visits Bears Ears; scientists study what makes wildfire smoke toxic; the fight to save old-growth forests in British Columbia; the first urban wildlife refuge in the Southwest; grasshoppers and an opera in Glacier National Park; and other recent news from the West.
Klamath dam demolition moves forward; federal subsidies help deplete Ogallala Aquifer; researchers record mass bird die-offs; computer modeling demonstrates wildfire risk and pinpoints riskiest areas, and other recent environmental news from around the West.
The department of the Interior rescinds grazing rights in Oregon; marine shippers are turning down American agricultural exports; a clam crisis in California; and other environmental reads from across the American West.

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May 10 2021 | ... & the West Blog, ... & the Best | Stories Recommended by the ‘... & the West’ Blog
The Interior Department drops Trump proposal to deregulate oil and gas drilling in the Arctic; Gov. Mark Gordon signs law creating funds to sue states that block Wyoming coal; high demand for lithium in California’s Imperial Valley; Southwestern tribes face water insecurity; an ASU law professor grants her backyard wildlife property rights; census data reveals how the West has changed; and more recent news from the West.
May 6 2021 | ... & the West Blog
The Navajo Nation has the most capacity, but its troubled energy history and culture of livestock grazing make solar development fraught.
May 3 2021 | Out West student blog
Julia Leal starts her summer as an intern for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.