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Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minian explains how undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States become entrenched between 1965 and 1986 in her recently published book.
The forecast: violent and changeable weather in decades to come; Hawaii may ban some sunscreens; L.A. neighbors cite environmental concerns to block low-income development, and other environmental news from the West.
When Jane and Leland Sr. lost their one and only son, Leland Jr., they decided to create a university in his honor. Then, shortly after the university was founded, Leland Sr. died unexpectedly. Jane was left alone, and it was up to her to keep the school running.
Students who joined the Sophomore College course Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River traveled to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and human populations.
Apr 24 2018 | ... & the West Blog
A new law calls for reducing methane emissions by 40 percent from its 2013 levels by 2030, but comes with government outreach, economic incentives, and grant programs to help remake a more sustainable dairy industry.
Water desalination in... Las Vegas? Colorado River fights brewing in Arizona; hands off Hawaii’s tropical fish; will water sales snip future Mojave desert blooms? and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Mar 27 2018 | Happenings
The ArtsWest symposium “Women Who Transformed Art in the West” became more than a history lesson for the standing-room-only audience. It was a call to action.

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