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November 7, 2017 | Article
John Upton, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.

Mitch Tobin
While most Californians are in favor of using recycled water for nonpotable purposes, research has found that only 11 percent would drink it. A Stanford study examines the reasons why and the policy implications.

John O. Dabiri
We conducted a public opinion poll in California to examine public receptiveness to deploying vertical axis turbines at a smaller scale in urban or suburban areas.

Debra Perrone, Scott Jasechko

Tom DeMund and the Bill Lane Center for the American West
The book offers 18 themed walks through the Stanford campus, guiding you past notable architecture, sculptural works, and historic features; plus another 20 hikes on university lands, nearby parks, and nature preserves, as well as more distant hikes.

Sophomore college students toured the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, one of the seven civil engineering wonders of the U.S., according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Presentations from the ArtsWest symposium at Stanford University: the world seemed on the brink of catastrophe when John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath in 1939. Today we are confronted with our own cataclysmic moment in time.

A keynote address opening the conference "World War II and the West It Wrought"</a> at Stanford University. The author and New York Times columnist Timothy Egan spoke about the role the war played in shaping the contemporary American West.

Attendees and organizers talk about the vital conversations about the future of rural western health and health care that took place in Santa Fe at the Eccles Family Rural West Conference on March 23-25, 2017. Full video of the conference.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada addressed an audience of Stanford students, faculty, and staff on April 18, 2017.

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
A wet winter is easing water strains in the Southwest, but the longer-term outlook is generally hotter and drier. States now have that in mind in water bargaining.

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
Electric utilities are seeking a new power mix, as shifts in precipitation diminish the role that dams have long played for western states.

Anakaren Cervantes, Ryan Gaertner, Kaya McRuer, Alex Robinson, Caleb Smith
The following memorandum presents five key potential financing strategies for a north-south bicycle/pedestrian path connecting the member cities of the Managers’ Mobility Partnership or MMP (Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View).

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
In the Southwest and beyond, irrigation technology and other steps such as planting 'cover crops' to enrich the soil are making a difference.

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
The second article in a series on solving water challenges in the American West.

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
With climate change affecting water supplies already strained by urban growth, states in the Colorado River basin are being forced to innovate and adapt.

Zack Colman, Western Enterprise Media Fellow
Safety concerns at the Oroville Dam center on engineering and maintenance. But dams also face new challenges in managing water in an era when rains can be heavier, and less precipitation is falling as snow.

At the Knight-Risser Prize Symposium on Jan. 25, Ian James, an environment reporter for the Palm Springs based Desert Sun, talked about a growing crisis in groundwater supplies.

Water may be one of the most critical environmental issues for reporters to cover in years to come, said western water experts and journalists at the 2017 Knight-Risser Prize Symposium at Stanford University.

Tammy Frisby
For the fourth January in a row, we asked Californians to reflect on the state’s government, public policy, and politics, and what they think a Trump administration could mean for the Golden State.


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