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Sep 25 2018 | Topics of the West
‘I’m not going to write the great American novel,’ lamented Raymond Chandler. Assessing his noir classic ‘the Big Sleep,’ Bill Lilley writes, “Many think he had.”
Sep 14 2018 | Out West student blog
“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”
Sep 13 2018 | Center News
Beyond her accomplishments at Water in the West and Stanford, Newsha Ajami has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers, and policymakers following in her footsteps.
Sep 12 2018 | Out West student blog
“I’ve come to recognize the value of rephotography as tool to analyze environmental change through time,” writes San Francisco Esturary Institute intern Nick Mascarello.
Sep 11 2018 | Out West student blog
“We are looking for ways to make working lands conservation a more profitable and investible activity,” writes Lisa von Rabenau, who spent the summer with the investment firm Climate and Forest Capital.
California’s governor signs bill to make its grid carbon-free by 2045, while wind developers eye the state’s coast; a massive boom is deployed to haul trash out of the Pacific garbage patch; bighorns are shown to pass on tips about good eating spots; a “cowboy cartographer,” and other recent environmental stories.
Stanford experts discuss the linkages between climate change and health, an area that will be a focus of Stanford-led events at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

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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.