... & the Best | Stories Recommended by the ‘... & the West’ Blog
This roundup of journalism about the West’s environment and health usually offers a variety of sources about a variety of subjects from a variety of places. In this midsummer month, we focus on the same subject that many news outlets are covering – the heat and the fires.
Farm irrigation turns Arizona area from an affordable rural valley into a waterless wonderland; what’s in store for the Endangered Species Act? Wild horses on the Navajo reservation disrupted by climate change; some of this month’s best environmental reads.
Northwest Mussels fail a drug test? Yellowstone-area gold mining may have been improperly approved; Northern Arizona lands face oil drilling; and protests planned at border wall construction site in Texas; some of the best environmental reads this week.
A possible reprieve for the Navajo Coal Plant, a group of coal states sues Washington State over its decision to block a shopping terminal’s expansion, Yellowstone National Park names are now part of the national debate over whose history is celebrated, and more news from around the West.
The forecast: violent and changeable weather in decades to come; Hawaii may ban some sunscreens; L.A. neighbors cite environmental concerns to block low-income development, and other environmental news from the West.
Water desalination in... Las Vegas? Colorado River fights brewing in Arizona; hands off Hawaii’s tropical fish; will water sales snip future Mojave desert blooms? and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
A new energy boom in Wyoming? Montana battery-in-a-butte; subdivisions on polluted Utah Lake; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.
Energy companies speculate on a geothermal future for the American West; scientists map the Coast Redwood’s genome for conservation clues; lettuce emerges as an unlikely hero; and other highlights of environmental news from around the West this week.