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Sep 1 2020 | Center News, Happenings
Now available online, we recently co-hosted a book talk with Richard Rothstein, author of "The Color of Law," on achieving racial justice in American communities.
Aug 31 2020 | Out West student blog
The operation of hydros needs an upgrade to adapt to future energy markets.
An unexpected hurdle thrown before a proposal to mine gold and copper near Alaska’s Bristol Bay; the redwoods that survived the Santa Cruz mountains fire; and other environmental news from around the West.
A second edition of “The System of the River,” by historian William Lilley III, includes 14 historical images of people and places that played a key role in the story of how the arid West was irrigated. Learn more about the man who brought water to the West, Francis G. Newlands.
As California works to sustainably manage groundwater resources, new research identifies how scientifically informed coordination between conservation and farming communities can benefit both.
The Society of Environmental Journalists has recognized Madison Pobis, ’20, for her original reporting on how sustainability efforts are impacting farmers.
Aug 27 2020 | Out West student blog
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California State Senate candidate proposes an Indigenous wildfire taskforce; mass die-off of birds in the Southwest; Microsoft tests underwater data servers; preserving Indigenous language in California, recycled plastic headed to LA streets; and other environmental stories about the West.
Sep 15 2020 | Out West student blog
Liqian Zhang looks to use her experience at a public utility as a launching point for a career in the green energy industry.
Sep 14 2020 | Center News, Happenings, Topics of the West
Though partisanship makes it difficult to enact policy to deal with climate change, research shows that experience with wildfires might diminish the partisan gap.