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Above: A pack of gray wolves scavenge on the remains of an elk left by hunters during the elk reduction program along the border of Grand Teton National Park.

A tram approaches a stop near the Genève-Cornavin railway station in Switzerland. Photo by Tim Adams via Flickr.


Recently, with Seamless Bay Area, the Bill Lane Center convened the SwissCal Conference to bring Switzerland's transit best practices to bear on California's own tra

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In this installment of Up Close, we explore the Bay Area’s halting return to the office, as commuters contemplate the hazards of Covid exposure and surging gas prices.
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Our latest "Up Close" looks at the WGA’s argument for moderation. Almost invisible in the political rancor of 2022, one political organization is demonstrating, its boosters argue, that bipartisanship can work. It’s the Western Governors’…

The Almeda Fire destroyed thousands of homes in Southern Oregon in September 2020. Image credit: Shutterstock

Rapidly growing communities in the American West’s forests and shrublands are nestled in zones where local soil and plant traits amplify the effect of climate change on wildfire hazards and lead to bigger burns.