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Klamath dam demolition moves forward; federal subsidies help deplete Ogallala Aquifer; researchers record mass bird die-offs; computer modeling demonstrates wildfire risk and pinpoints riskiest areas, and other recent environmental 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.
Snow slows spread of wildfires in Colorado; Trump grants California wildfire relief aid; watchdogs push New Mexico to reject federal expansion at nuclear waste dump; Trump administration adds miles to National Trail System; and other environmental reads from around the West.
Solar energy in the Navajo Nation; a new explanation for the die-off of Pacific seabirds; what happened to predictions that the glaciers would be gone; scientists working with Suquamish Tribe members to breed clams in areas losing them; and more environmental stories 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.
Ex-Wildlife chief says lax regulations threaten bird life; Navajo leaders respond to serious coronavirus outbreak; world’s largest dam removal project moves forward; wildlife reclaims Yosemite; and more environmental news from around the West.around the West.

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