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Opening once-protected national monument land to coal mining; closing Texas coal plants means cleaner air; Washington state looks to limit water bottling companies’ access to spring-fed water; the potential of printed batteries; and more environmental news from around the West.
Congress votes to help public lands; National Parks’ missing Black visitors; mountain West housing rush; in the southwest, is it “drought,” or “aridification?”; and other environmental reads from around the West.
Los Angeles serves as an “urban ark” for non-native species endangered at home; ride-sharing apps increase pollution; warming waters introduce toxins to shellfish important to Native Alaskan communities; and more environmental news from around the West.
The current Supreme Court’s first major water war looms; bioluminescent waves greet California beach-goers; "murder hornets" invade the West; the toxic legacy of nuclear testing stalks Indigenous communities; and more environmental news from around the West.

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