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Are wolves a phantom menace in parts of Oregon? Cattle ranchers vs. the oil industry, green energy hits an unprepared grid, restoring soils the old-fashioned way, and more: some of the best recent reads.
We are pleased to announce that the Center’s collaboration with the Stanford Civil and Environmental Engineering Program has been selected as one of this year’s Environmental Venture Projects by the Stanford Woods Institute.
Jul 14 2017 | Out West student blog
Juliana Chang is interning at Heyday, a non-profit publishing house based in Berkeley that specializes in books on California. This means books ranging from nonfiction recountings of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to a field guide to edible plants in the Bay Area to a collection of Native American folktales.
Jul 13 2017 | Out West student blog
The summer intern Yiyuan Zhang sets out to analyze the State Water Project’s future water delivery and power operations to optimize state-wide benefits and reduce costs.
Jul 11 2017 | Out West student blog
Julia Anderson, ‘17, has been tasked with writing a “historical structure report” on Alcatraz Island’s electric shop, which dates back to the 1860s. But first she has to navigate past a very territorial mother seagull.
Is a rush of green energy a good thing? The Central Valley’s drought hangover; the effect of oil on shorebirds; and fire season across the West.
Jul 6 2017 | ... & the West Blog
California’s ambitious energy goals may lead the state toward an economy far less reliant on carbon-based fuels than ever before. But how quickly?

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Dec 14 2018 | Center News
The Center’s director looks back on an eventful year for our research projects, public programs, and undergraduate endowment.
Dec 4 2018 | ... & the West Blog, ... & the Best | Posts Recommended by the ... & the West Blog
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
On October 29, Lukas Felzmann discussed the evolution of his photography leading to his most recent book, Apophenia.