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The Royal Bank of Canada becomes that country’s first major financial institution refusing to fund oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Wildfires of 2020 thus far have record-setting levels of destruction; First Nations knowledge holders lead the restoration of ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest; Energy companies sign memorandum of understanding for Indingeous groups to pursue equity in the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline; West Texas seeing a blizzard of large solar p
Sep 29 2020 | Center News, Happenings
The Bill Lane Center for the American West is pleased to welcome two Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellows to the Center for the 2020-21 academic year.
New survey findings suggest that wildfires tearing through the state may bring Democrats and Republicans closer together in support of climate resilience measures.
Stanford Impact Labs provides an innovative research and development pipeline for the social sciences, connecting researchers with leaders in the public, social and private sectors to develop evidence-driven solutions to social problems.
California State Senate candidate proposes an Indigenous wildfire taskforce; mass die-off of birds in the Southwest; Microsoft tests underwater data servers; preserving Indigenous language in California, recycled plastic headed to LA streets; and other environmental stories about the West.
California legislature backs off measure to recycle more plastic; Aleutian otters’ disappearance is leaving the marine ecosystem in tatters; feral pigs taking over state after state; Joshua tree forest lost to a big California fire; contact tracing on the Navajo reservation, and more environmental news from the West.
Sep 15 2020 | Out West student blog
Liqian Zhang looks to use her experience at a public utility as a launching point for a career in the green energy industry.

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