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California’s governor signs bill to make its grid carbon-free by 2045, while wind developers eye the state’s coast; a massive boom is deployed to haul trash out of the Pacific garbage patch; bighorns are shown to pass on tips about good eating spots; a “cowboy cartographer,” and other recent environmental stories.
Stanford experts discuss the linkages between climate change and health, an area that will be a focus of Stanford-led events at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
Sep 10 2018 | Out West student blog
“How do you iron out a problem people already ‘know’ how to solve,“ wondered Western Interstate Energy Board intern Carly Eckstrom, “But that remains unsettled?”
Each clean energy program in California is a stepping stone, writes California Public Utility Commission intern Sheila Gao, ”and I’m so proud to be part of the efforts in exploring and laying out those stepping stones!”
“To be an honest student of the American West,” writes Callan Showers, who is doing research for Galatée Films, “it is necessary to complicate [a] surface-level interpretation.”
“I’ve had a weird summer,” writes Yosemite Archives intern Emily Wilson, who had to evacuate in the face of an advancing wildfire. “I’m significantly more confident, and it now takes a lot to rattle me.”
Courts block grizzly hunts in Wyoming and Idaho and a pipeline in Canada; How long can Lake Powell prop up Lake Mead?; Facebook and the Navajo Nation have faith in renewables, and other recent articles about the West and its environment.

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