“I’ve had a weird summer,” writes Yosemite Archives intern Emily Wilson, who had to evacuate in the face of an advancing wildfire. “I’m significantly more confident, and it now takes a lot to rattle me.”
Courts block grizzly hunts in Wyoming and Idaho and a pipeline in Canada; How long can Lake Powell prop up Lake Mead?; Facebook and the Navajo Nation have faith in renewables, and other recent articles about the West and its environment.
What if your electic vehicle runs out of juice? At the California Energy Commission this summer, Michelle Solomon “has been focused on decreasing range anxiety through research into the future of the electric vehicle charging landscape in California.”
Communication Professor Fred Turner has been studying the role of art and countercultural movements – including the communal, participatory lifestyle celebrated at the annual Burning Man festival – that have had far-reaching influence in the workplace of tech firms. This October, he will present his scholarship for the Center’s ArtsWest Initiative.
Helping Yellowstone National Park display artifacts on a television broadcast, writes intern Kerstin Heinrich, “was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of something that was broadcast around the world.”
It's hard work writing grant applications for California parks, writes Trust for Public Land intern Whitney Francis, but it's like climbing a mountain. “When I get to the top, I remember why it’s all worth it.”