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California’s new water conservation plan; the effort by the Nez Perce to replace the Snake River dams’ hydroelectricity with solar power; Albuquerque’s out-of-commission dam is torquing regional water supplies; the Lakota herald the historic birth…
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New technologies and spiking power demand are directing western states’ attention to the hot rocks and hot groundwater beneath the earth's surface, which can be exploited for the energy they provide.
Bruce Cain argues that the federalist nature of the U.S., along with regional history and idiosyncratic human behavior, have made resolving collective action problems uniquely difficult.
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Across the American West, influencers— both people in search of the ultimate selfie and promoters of park landscapes—broadcast their experiences to tens of thousands of followers. But at what cost to parks?
Stanford economist Paul Milgrom won a Nobel Prize in part for his role in enabling today’s mobile world. Now he’s tackling a different 21st century challenge: water scarcity.