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Squeezed between sinking farmland and rising seas, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta residents and farm owners are facing approval of California's plan to divert water south via tunnels. The tunnel project will cost tens of billions of dollars and is…
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Doubt grows on wolf restoration narrative; flooding causes surge in Valley Fever cases; a “climate bomb” avoided; restricted groundwater use in homes; a new national park in Colorado evokes Japanese internments; and more environmental news from…
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Regenerative ranching, a practice that began at least two decades ago, is gaining popularity in the West. Its goal is to "create the marriage between livestock production and grass production,” according to rancher Bill Milton, in an attempt to mend…
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Advocates for improved working conditions for firefighters argue that in this particular career, pay and mental health care are sub-standard.
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What it takes to put renewable power on the West’s electrical grids.