Recent Center News
Stanford researchers have developed an AI model for predicting dangerous particle pollution to help track the American West’s rapidly worsening wildfire smoke. The detailed results show millions of Americans are routinely exposed to pollution at levels rarely seen just a decade ago.
Floating offshore wind turbines on the California coast the aim of the Biden administration; helping condors return to their old range; the most endangered fish in the Colorado River and in the U.S.; Oregon’s last coal plant demolished; Grand Canyon bison moved to tribal land further east; the future of fog; the health costs of free shipping, and more environmental news from the West.
Four out of five agricultural operations in the state are small farms, but many rules, from labor law to water resource planning, were designed for industrial-size players. Can the state make room for small and diverse businesses to succeed?