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David B. Danbom, Editor
Thiis book explores the Rural West across four dimensions: Community, Land, Economics – and defining the Rural West itself. The book is the result of work presented at the 2012 Conference on the Rural West.

July 25, 2015 | Data Visualization
This interactive map plots the boundaries of U.S. wildfires since 2003. Click on the years at the top to see what parts of the nation were burning and to read an annual summary. Click on an individual fire to see more details and view an animated daily pr

James G. Gimpel
Authors found the same property will be evaluated more favorably by partisans when they learn that it is situated in a predominantly co-partisan neighborhood.

August 1, 2014 | Data Visualization
Janny Choy, Leon Szeptycki
This series explores groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical resource.

September 9, 2013 | Data Visualization
Maria J. Santos, Lauren Sommer, KQED
The Bay Area has a long history of preserving its open lands. Today, about one-third of the region is designated as open space, from small city parks to lands stretching thousands of acres. Part of a report produced in collaboration with KQED Public Media

September 9, 2013 | Data Visualization
Maria J. Santos, Lauren Sommer, KQED
As the climate continues to warm, scientists believe the Bay Area’s microclimates will shift. These maps show how the region’s plant communities could move as conditions change. What scientists don't know is how fast vegetation could migrate to new areas

The Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, who served as editor for L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.'s memoir, "The Sun Never Sets", speaks about Lane's career as longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, environmentalist, and ambassador.

Two basins that lie along the Green River in the intermountain West have some of the worst ozone pollution in the nation.

John McChesney, Geoff McGhee, Ariana Reguzzoni
High energy prices have made advanced drilling technologies profitable. A look at three communities in North Dakota and Wyoming who find themselves at different stages of an energy boom.

L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. with Bertrand M. Patenaude, Introduction by Kevin Starr
The Sun Never Sets tells the extraordinary story of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr., longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, pioneering environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador.

June 12, 2012 | Data Visualization
Kate Galbraith, Western Enterprise Journalism Fellow, Scott Murray
The drought has pushed Texas cities to raise rates to pay for new water supplies and to encourage conservation. But raising rates often triggers public resistance in a state that is wary of too much government.

Lisa M. Hamilton, Western Enterprise Journalism Fellow
On a media fellowship from our Center, Hamilton spent much of 2011 criscrossing California, capturing offbeat portraits of the state's remarkable scenery and seeking out stories about the diverse residents of what she calls "the rest of California."

May 12, 2012 | Data Visualization
Geoff McGhee, Lauren Sommer, Alison Whipple
An interactive map of the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta comparing the historical habitat with the present day landscape.

July 4, 2011 | Data Visualization
We took the directory of US newspaper titles compiled by the Library of Congress' Chronicling America project – nearly 140,000 publications in all – and plotted them over time and space.


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