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The Southwest’s recent droughts are part of an historic megadrought; federal aid forgoes farmworkers; sleuths recover forgotten apple varieties; social distancing sets back fieldwork; and other environmental headlines from around the West.
Apr 6 2020 | Topics of the West
Bill Lilley reviews "The Big Goodbye: 'Chinatown' and the Last Years of Hollywood," a new book by Sam Wasson.
Berens and Polakoff meditate on the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on rural Americans in an op-ed published in the Omaha World-Herald.
Mar 17 2020 | Out West student blog
Sasha Landauer meditates on a new collection of photographs from Lukas Felzmann.
To take precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Bill Lane Center is canceling several March workshops and events in keeping with university policy and public health guidelines.
A recent ArtsWest symposium explored the challenges and opportunities immersive technologies present for artists, audiences, and museums.
Los Angeles serves as an “urban ark” for non-native species endangered at home; ride-sharing apps increase pollution; warming waters introduce toxins to shellfish important to Native Alaskan communities; and more environmental news from around the West.

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