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Aug 22 2018 | Out West student blog
“In a city known for Hollywood and good weather,” writes US Army Corps intern Maggie Wood, you wouldn't expect its “crown jewel” to be “42-acre abandoned rail yard filled with concrete, dust, and rusty nails.”
Colorado River cutbacks loom in 2020; some Arizona farmers may fight to avoid them; Phoenix learning to fight the “silent storm” of heat deaths; Native Nations run the last salmon cannery in British Columbia, and more of the best environmental journalism in the past month.
Aug 20 2018 | Out West student blog
As a congressional primary in her Ohio home district ground to a virtual tie, National Conference of State Legislatures intern Eliza Steffen was tasked with investigating delays in tallying the vote.
Aug 17 2018 | ... & the West Blog
The growth of almond orchards has made the Central Valley the new center of gravity for migratory beekeeping. With this shift has come new concerns over the health and safety of bee colonies, both on the road, and while they forage in California’s crops.
Aug 16 2018 | Out West student blog
The Trust for Public Land and intern Victoria Mendez worked with an artist to build an ice cream cart fitted with sensors that would instead “provide real-time information on local air quality in a culturally attractive, engaging way.”
Aug 15 2018 | Out West student blog
At the National Conference of State Legislatures, “seeing that my internship work has real world applications has brought me so much joy,” says Hannah Zimmerman.
Aug 14 2018 | Out West student blog
“Pumped storage,” Barrett Travis writes from the California Department of Water Resources, “may be an essential part of helping California and the rest of the country transition fully to solar power and other intermittent but clean sources of energy.”

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