Items by Jeremy Miller

The deeper meaning of trails
The deeper meaning of trails
Insightful new books in the well-worn genre of trail literature.
‘Legal monkey-wrenching’ on Western trails
‘Legal monkey-wrenching’ on Western trails
One man’s guerrilla trail work aims to improve public access to public land.
No direction home
No direction home
Nearly a year after San Jose shut down the Bay Area’s biggest homeless encampment, hundreds still live along city creeks. What went wrong?
California has one year of water left: Hype or reality?
California has one year of water left: Hype or reality?
When a NASA scientist speaks in blunt terms about water supply, other scientists take notice.
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
In the wake of recent oil-train derailments, Skagit County wants Shell to do a full environmental review.
Most native tongues of the West are all but lost
Most native tongues of the West are all but lost
A map shows where just over 60 languages remain spoken around the region.
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
EPA found that state regulators allowed 2,500 to be contaminated.
Statistical realism
Statistical realism
David Hughes crunches unpopular numbers for the shale oil boom.
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Will endangered species status help the Mexican gray wolf?
Rare subspecies barely hangs on in the Southwest.
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Shooting was side-effect of state's aggressive push to control coyotes
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
Conflicting forecasts for natural gas
A new study suggests that estimates for U.S. supplies may be vastly overstated.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
Will the law finally mean better aquifer management for the drought-stricken state?
From saltwater to drinking water?
From saltwater to drinking water?
California considers desalination as a remedy for water woes
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
Shaken and stirred in California's recent earthquake
How seismic events can make drought impacts worse.
Peak water
Peak water
The vexing nature of California’s water crisis.
The future of the Sacramento Delta hangs in the balance
The future of the Sacramento Delta hangs in the balance
But few Californians seem to grasp what is at stake.
The geoglyph guardian
The geoglyph guardian
Alfredo Figueroa fights to protect ancient land art in southern California.
The shareable city: building a better legal foundation for urban sustainability
The shareable city: building a better legal foundation for urban sustainability
A conversation with a sharing economy guru.
 Travels with migrant farmworkers
Travels with migrant farmworkers
A conversation with Seth Holmes about on-the-ground research for his new book.
A man needs a parade
The bizarre true story of a tar sands "protest" in Utah headlined by Neil Young and Daryl Hannah
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water
In California's agricultural hub, the Central Valley, Latino communities fight for clean water.
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
As production from unconventional reserves ramps up, students are flooding into university and technical programs supporting oil and gas development.
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