Weather extremes to get more dramatic; rabbits in the West facing a new plague, bird names may also need to change, and grizzlies keep their protections; PacifiCorp ruling and a Klamath dam removal; and other recent news from around the West.
Coronavirus and the West: Available medical resources around the West; temporary drop in greenhouse-gas emissions; national parks are free; how a pandemic will change the transition in energy sources. And other environmental news from around the West.
A conservation success story means bottom trawling is coming back to areas closed-off to the industry for 15 years; the newest national park is born in New Mexico; “tumblegeddon” interrupts New Year’s Eve in southeastern Washington; a ranch in Mexico raises bison to fix desertification; and more recent environmental news from around the West.
The Dakota Access Pipeline must close while a detailed environmental review is completed; the frequency of southwestern dust storms has doubled; in Albuquerque, the Rio Grande’s flow is historically low; PG&E emerges from bankruptcy, and other environmental news from around the West.
Access to farm labor a growing concern during crisis; Victory Gardens make a comeback; Arizonans do their part to protect breeding bald eagles; Utah awaits an earthquake alert system; and other environmental news from around the West.