Center News and Notes

The Colorado River basin supplies water to over 40 million people and five million acres of farmland across two countries, seven U.S. states, and up to 30 federally recognized Native American Tribes. Since 2000, consumptive uses and losses of the…

The Bill Lane Center team at Rural West 2023

On Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2023, the Bill Lane Center for the American West convened its 9th Annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bringing together academics, practitioners, and experts on the urgent…

As part of UCLA Law’s Safeguarding Democracy Project, the Bill Lane Center's Eccles Family Director Bruce Cain participated in a conference on March 17 called 

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Private citizens were first on the scene to document a massive die-off in Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Their role was enabled by the internet observation tool iNaturalist.

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Experts believe the Chinese balloon downed over the Atlantic coast this month was snooping on U.S. missile defenses. Part of the landscape for a half-century, they are headed for a costly refresh in an era of rising global tensions.