Wildfires aren’t hurting real estate markets; water disputes in Colorado; innovations in stormwater management; the failures of air quality monitoring in California; and other recent environmental news stories from around the West.
The need for more local measurement of air pollution in California’s Central Valley, the rapid warming of our national parks, Wyoming increasingly turns to wind power, and more of the West’s environmental stories for the past fortnight.
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.
Colorado River cutbacks loom in 2020; some Arizona farmers may fight to avoid them; Phoenix learning to fight the “silent storm” of heat deaths; Native Nations run the last salmon cannery in British Columbia, and more of the best environmental journalism in the past month.
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.