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Sep 24 2019 | ... & the West Blog
In 1919, a difficult cross-country trek made the case for better roads in the West. The roads came, but a hundred years later, Central Nevada may be as isolated as ever.
Las Vegas is eyeing groundwater from an arid valley that doesn’t have enough; Silicon Valley money to buy ranches and restore biodiversity in Montana is raising local hackles; summer droughts are forcing Alaskan Native villages to severely ration water; how to find bear fat for gastronomes, and other September stories from around the West.
Sep 18 2019 | ... & the West Blog
Updated | As was true a half century ago, forces in Washington, D.C. want to loosen emission requirements and strip California of its ability to impose tough standards for vehicle emissions, and once again, California officials are fighting back.
Sep 11 2019 | ... & the West Blog
As field hands rethink traveling to the U.S., some farmers have been forced to watch their produce rot in the fields. Many others are cutting back acreage.
Pacific water temperatures indicate that fish-killing warm water nicknamed ‘The Blob’ may soon be back; Utah trees going under the axe to improve sage-grouse habitat and cattle ranching; a deep look at the economic future of eastern Wyoming from the fading Jim Bridger mine; renaming mountains in Nevada and Washington; and more recent environmental news from around the West.
Excavating San Francisco, one trading card at a time.
Matt Miccioli attends the Sustaining Tribal Resources conference in Bishop, CA.

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