Two decades into the 21st Century, broadband internet access still falls short of reaching tens of millions of Americans – especially in hilly and remote parts of the rural West. But local initiatives and creative uses of technology are slowly helping close the divide.
Congress votes to help public lands; National Parks’ missing Black visitors; mountain West housing rush; in the southwest, is it “drought,” or “aridification?”; and other environmental reads from around the West.
Once prized as a key ingredient in fire retardant foam, non-stick pans and many everyday items, a synthetic chemical’s appearance in public water supply wells raises questions of how to protect the public from unknown health hazards.
The Lane Center is especially proud of Cade Cannedy, who was awarded a Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for “Why Your Air Will Not Get Better: Path Dependence and Capture in Air Quality Regulation.”