The voice of the poorer victims of pollution is being heard, citizen scientists are finding larger narratives in coastal bird deaths, another fish from California’s Bay Delta is in trouble, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.
Salmon species about to wink out in California, an aging electrical grid in Wyoming, the nation’s prairies going the way of the bison that once roamed there, trees as methane emitters, and something there is that does not love a drone – at least not in a national park.
Our picks cover California’s overlooked methane outputs, a NASA effort to help improve western water management through snowpack research, a possible boost to California’s cap-and-trade program, the profitability of Native salmon fisheries in Washington, and indigenous Hawaiian farmers tackling food sovereignty head-on.
Tribal water resources, addressing challenges to forest health, green energy in Nevada, and Big Oil’s lingering grip on California – some of the best recent western environmental stories.
Central Valley crops and climate change, sustainable energy on the rise, predator culling in Oregon and Colorado, California develops a taste for recycled water, and finding endangered fish by the traces they leave behind – some of the best recent reads.
From Obama's environmental legacy to a Stanford study on federal subsidies to rural counties, and the fallout of the Aliso Canyon gas leak, a survey of the best reads on western environmental issues.