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A recent federal report details economic impacts of climate change on the West; the private firefighting industry is growing; sewage poses health risks for border towns; a recycling scandal crosses state lines between California and Arizona and other recent articles about the West’s environment.
Nov 20 2018 | Happenings, ArtsWest
On October 29, Lukas Felzmann discussed the evolution of his photography leading to his most recent book, Apophenia.
The unhealthy smoke from the wildfire in the Sierra foothills disrupts daily life around San Francisco Bay; solar plants in the desert are part of national solar energy boom; Arizona agencies’ rebellion may keep the state from taking part in the drought-era division of Colorado River waters; the environmental insults making Puget Sound’s orca population disappear, and other recent environmental news from around the West.
California’s wildfires have destroyed homes and communities, and even people hundreds of miles away are feeling the effects of smoke. Stanford faculty weigh in on the health effects and increasing frequency of fires.
Nov 16 2018 | Out West student blog
As a summer intern, Terra Weeks ‘17 wrote an ordinance promoting solar energy use. She now works for the California Energy Commission.
We’re proud to announce that our 2018 summer intern Emily Wilson has received a Volunteer of the Year award for exemplary service to Yosemite National Park.
Nov 9 2018 | ... & the West Blog
New rules and new technology are giving farmers and managers a better look at groundwater supplies.

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