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Stanford hydrologist Newsha Ajami, an appointee to California’s regional water quality board, discusses how wildfires affect water quality, and how we can better prepare for and react to the challenges.
A win for Klamath River tribal rights; Latest federal opinion on delta smelt’s future suggests that the species is fading out, so pumping away its water may not cause additional problems; Making a connection to urban coyotes; and other environmental news from around the West.
Dec 13 2019 | Center News
Reflections on the past year at the Bill Lane Center, by our director Bruce Cain.
California is not as thirsty for Colorado River water as it once was; bouncing back from salmon struggles; listening in on blue whale heartbeats; and other environmental news from around the West.
A mining expansion threatens a Colorado town; dried up lakes are stirring up trouble for western states; harnessing gravity for energy storage; and other environmental news from around the West.
A curatorial tour of a new Cantor Arts Center exhibition gave audiences a glimpse of iconic Western photographs.
Divers on the offensive against sea urchins in Oregon; Laser technology to catch methane leaks from Colorado natural gas operations; A Navajo woman weaves with more than yarn; and other environmental stories from around the West.

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