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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.
Learning to combat new megafires; New Mexico objects to a new federal license for nuclear fuel storage; small farmers are shortchanged by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act; The Monterey Bay Aquarium works to bring deep-sea creatures up for display; and other environmental news from around the West.
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.
Coronavirus and the West: Available medical resources around the West; temporary drop in greenhouse-gas emissions; national parks are free; how a pandemic will change the transition in energy sources. And other environmental news from around the West.
Solar energy in the Navajo Nation; a new explanation for the die-off of Pacific seabirds; what happened to predictions that the glaciers would be gone; scientists working with Suquamish Tribe members to breed clams in areas losing them; and more environmental stories from around the West.
Access to farm labor a growing concern during crisis; Victory Gardens make a comeback; Arizonans do their part to protect breeding bald eagles; Utah awaits an earthquake alert system; and other environmental news from around the West.


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