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As California works to sustainably manage groundwater resources, new research identifies how scientifically informed coordination between conservation and farming communities can benefit both.
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.
Aug 27 2020 | Out West student blog
Doing meaningful work and forming meaningful connections in a virtual world.
The Society of Environmental Journalists has recognized Madison Pobis, ’20, for her original reporting on how sustainability efforts are impacting farmers.
Aug 26 2020 | Stanford News | Center News
California’s massive wildfires bring a host of health concerns for vulnerable populations, firefighters and others. Kari Nadeau and Mary Prunicki of Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research discuss related threats, preparedness and ongoing research.

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