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A new energy boom in Wyoming? Montana battery-in-a-butte; subdivisions on polluted Utah Lake; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Hundreds of fellows have contributed to the best writing of our time, and millions have read their work.
Mar 5 2018 | ... & the West Blog
In the federal government, wildfires have a lesser claim on disaster funds. As fires burn with greater magnitude and frequency, the cost of fighting them is increasingly borne by money earmarked for prevention.
Mar 2 2018 | Center News
At a meeting on Feb. 7, Secretary George Shultz encouraged students in energy and the environment to pursue public service careers beyond Stanford.
Feb 19 2018 | Center News
Stanford faculty members Condoleezza Rice and David Kennedy recently discussed the upcoming PBS documentary “American Creed” with members of the campus community
Energy companies speculate on a geothermal future for the American West; scientists map the Coast Redwood’s genome for conservation clues; lettuce emerges as an unlikely hero; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Private landowners block access to public lands as class divide grows in the American West; salmon conservationists spar with wineries over the fate of a California river; technologists join forces with conservationists to protect Utah public lands, and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.

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