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California’s most devastating fire meant a massive loss of lives and homes and, for Paradise residents, the end of any sense of security from natural disaster.
For the 2023 Big Earth Hackathon, a cross-campus competition where students were challenged to innovate solutions to planetary problems, teams confronted the pressing issue of wildfires.
One year ago, the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision marked a shift from a national abortion policy to laws determined by each state. This survey examines public opinion about these laws in three western states.
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The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University is thrilled to welcome another cohort of summer interns passionate about critical issues facing the American West.

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In the summer of 2021, when California was bracing for yet another catastrophic wildfire season, we interviewed Bill Lane Center research affiliates about how to stay safe when air quality turns hazardous. Now, with Canada's wildfires blanketing…