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Today, the Bill Lane Center for the American West released its Future of Federalism and Foreign Policy Report, with research about where California is headed in the next 100 years. The research was made possible by a grant from the California 100…
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As the megadrought presides over the aridification of the West, its consequences are felt everywhere, from a weakened power grid to unwatered lawns to unbuilt homes; a federal report recounts decades of abuse of

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A new lease on life? Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County, activated in 1985, was due to be shut down over longstanding fears of seismic vulnerabilities.

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Above, Shasta Dam under construction in 1944. The 600 foot tall structure created California’s largest reservoir on the upper Sacramento River. U.S.

This year's Rural West Conference took place on April 8 and 9 in Pocatello, Idaho, where three engaging panels explored regional issues related to wildfire, the future of ranching, and water.