The nationwide decline of coal is testing the resilience of the Powder River Basin. Residents used to a thriving economy, a top-notch education system, and an excess of job opportunities are learning to live with less.
Alexander Nemerov, scholar of American art, delivered an intimate reflection on the work of his aunt, photographer Diane Arbus, and father, poet Howard Nemerov, in a lecture at the Minnesota Street Project on February 4th.
California avoided a major catastrophe in the past week as heavy rains compromised the 700-foot Oroville dam. Here is a day-by-day account of what happened and what state engineers and safety officials did.
Central Valley crops and climate change, sustainable energy on the rise, predator culling in Oregon and Colorado, California develops a taste for recycled water, and finding endangered fish by the traces they leave behind – some of the best recent reads.
Water may be one of the most critical environmental issues for reporters to cover in years to come, said western water experts and journalists at the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium at Stanford University.
California’s wildfires have destroyed homes and communities, and even people hundreds of miles away are feeling the effects of smoke. Stanford faculty weigh in on the health effects and increasing frequency of fires.