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Feb 26 2016 | Happenings
The Center and the JSK Journalism Fellowships hosted a bracing public conversation about air quality problems in western communities touched by oil and gas production.
Dec 18 2015 | Research Notes
Two groups of research assistants spent the summer of 2015 working for the Center's California Coastal Commission project to trace the origins of the agency, and assess the cumulative work done under its aegis.
Dec 15 2015 | Research Notes
This past spring, a New York Times editorial criticized California farmers’ use of flood irrigation amid the state’s ongoing drought. The authors urged farmers to “switch from flood irrigation or inefficient sprinklers to drip or microspray systems, which use less water.”
Dec 14 2015 | Research Notes
The geographer Nicholas Bauch spent 2013-2015 as a postdoctoral scholar at the Center developing an online, interactive revival of a turn-of-the-century photographic slideshow of the Grand Canyon. His project has been acquired by Stanford University Press.
Dec 2 2015 | Happenings
Scholars from the United States and Mexico gathered at Stanford this fall to discuss the intersections of climate change, water management and energy policy at the border of those two countries.
Nov 13 2015 | Happenings
Two fundamental resources of the American West, water and energy, were the focus of the fifth annual State of the West Symposium held on November 12.
Oct 28 2015 | Research Notes
Elizabeth Zach has been traveling throughout the rural West interviewing women farmers and ranchers about their lives and livelihoods, compiling a moving portrait of a changing field though interviews with more than 50 subjects.

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