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Las Vegas is eyeing groundwater from an arid valley that doesn’t have enough; Silicon Valley money to buy ranches and restore biodiversity in Montana is raising local hackles; summer droughts are forcing Alaskan Native villages to severely ration water; how to find bear fat for gastronomes, and other September stories from around the West.
Sep 18 2019 | ... & the West Blog
Updated | As was true a half century ago, forces in Washington, D.C. want to loosen emission requirements and strip California of its ability to impose tough standards for vehicle emissions, and once again, California officials are fighting back.
Sep 11 2019 | ... & the West Blog
As field hands rethink traveling to the U.S., some farmers have been forced to watch their produce rot in the fields. Many others are cutting back acreage.
Pacific water temperatures indicate that fish-killing warm water nicknamed ‘The Blob’ may soon be back; Utah trees going under the axe to improve sage-grouse habitat and cattle ranching; a deep look at the economic future of eastern Wyoming from the fading Jim Bridger mine; renaming mountains in Nevada and Washington; and more recent environmental news from around the West.
Excavating San Francisco, one trading card at a time.
Matt Miccioli attends the Sustaining Tribal Resources conference in Bishop, CA.
As with the stock market, climate change requires a diversified portfolio of solutions. California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order to develop a comprehensive strategy for making the state’s water system climate-resilient. The order calls for a broad portfolio of collaborative strategies to deal with outdated water infrastructure, unsafe drinking water, flood risks and depleted groundwater aquifers. In a related study published earlier this year, Stanford researchers Newsha

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