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Dec 21 2018 | Happenings
Banking and infrastructure took center stage during this year’s 2018 State of the West symposium, featuring keynotes by Randal K. Quarles of the Federal Reserve, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Dec 21 2018 | Center News
Recent droughts caused increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and harmful air pollutants from power generation in several western states as fossil fuels came online to replace hampered hydroelectric power. A new study quantifies the impact.
Dec 19 2018 | ... & the West Blog
Foster City, one of the newest communities on San Francisco Bay, is preparing for the water around it to rise as the world warms. But what preparation is enough? And for whom?
The Trump administration has proposed greatly limiting regulation of wetlands and other waterways. Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, explains the complex legal history involved and potential impacts of the change.
Dec 14 2018 | Center News
The Center’s director looks back on an eventful year for our research projects, public programs, and undergraduate endowment.
Nov 20 2018 | Happenings, ArtsWest
On October 29, Lukas Felzmann discussed the evolution of his photography leading to his most recent book, Apophenia.
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.

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Feb 14 2019 | Stanford News Service | Center News
Two experts from Stanford’s Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.
Feb 11 2019 | Happenings
The richness of his lived experience, said the actor Wes Studi in a Jan. 29 appearance, is part of what has allowed him to take on complicated and powerful roles.
Feb 11 2019 | ... & the West Blog
The drama over the Colorado River’s Drought Contingency Plan continues; stealthy trout cling to survival; the wonder of old maps, art in the desert; and other recent environmental stories of interest.