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“Three Sisters” plantings at the Washoe community garden. Photo by Herman Fillmore.

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Despite persistent efforts by the U.S. government to eradicate Indigenous farming and ranching practices, they are regaining currency in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources and climate change.
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Yellowstone-area lawmakers set their sights on bears and wolves; Arctic fires weaken carbon-sequestering permafrost; growing concern over agricultural dust in the West sparks new monitoring infrastructure, a new

A brine evaporation pond used to extract lithium ore in southwestern Nevada’s Esmeralda County, run by the firm Albemarle. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr

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Decarbonizing global transportation requires building a huge quantity of batteries so fleets can convert to electric power. This will mean more mining to supply the lightweight metal lithium.

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Reinventing the Gas Station An EVgo charging station in Venice in 2019 during an opening ceremony attended by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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By Geoff McGhee and Melina Walling