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Oct 11 2018 | Out West student blog
“Here we were, a group of kids who had never been to Goblin Valley,” says SoCo 2018 student Aja Two Crows, “and we felt like we had some right to it.”
Wildfires aren’t hurting real estate markets; water disputes in Colorado; innovations in stormwater management; the failures of air quality monitoring in California; and other recent environmental news stories from around the West.
Oct 4 2018 | Center News
We’re pleased to welcome a new colleague, Catherine Wright, and fondly wish two of our associates good luck in exciting new pursuits.
Oct 3 2018 | ... & the West Blog
As was true a half century ago, forces in Washington, D.C. want to loosen emission requirements and strip California of its ability to impose tough standards for vehicle emissions, and once again, California officials are fighting back.
The need for more local measurement of air pollution in California’s Central Valley, the rapid warming of our national parks, Wyoming increasingly turns to wind power, and more of the West’s environmental stories for the past fortnight.
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.”

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