California

Can we write our way out of catastrophe?
Can we write our way out of catastrophe?
In Ben Ehrenreich’s ‘Desert Notebooks,’ a fragmented style attempts to change the way we think, and write, about the Anthropocene.
Celebrating community in the time of coronavirus
Celebrating community in the time of coronavirus
Events like the Tanabata Festival in East Los Angeles gave residents a chance to celebrate together. In its absence is something even more profound.
How California election officials are fighting disinformation
How California election officials are fighting disinformation
Authorities expect widespread false information campaigns ahead of the November election.
We can save the Colorado River
We can save the Colorado River
It’s time to create an Irrigation Reserve Program.
Coming home to nature
Coming home to nature
There’s a stereotype that Black Americans don’t explore the outdoors. Historically, that hasn’t been the case.
Teenagers in ICE detention are worried about COVID-19
Teenagers in ICE detention are worried about COVID-19
Alone in Pacific Northwest facilities, undocumented youth are in precarious situations, advocates say.
‘They cut all of our hours’
‘They cut all of our hours’
Despite their designation as essential, California farmworkers are being furloughed.
The fire we need
The fire we need
Can managed fire heal more than just the forests?
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
New studies show how high-intensity fires alter flower pollen, soil health and tree growth.
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
Those who live nomadically face new pressures under coronavirus.
After the Camp Fire, Paradise is still home
After the Camp Fire, Paradise is still home
How our connection to place will shape the future of the West.
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Land-grab universities
Land-grab universities
Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
Safe at home in Los Angeles
Safe at home in Los Angeles
Even under restrictions, the city shines for all to see.
Searching for winter in  Palm Springs
Searching for winter in Palm Springs
As the West warms, hunting for snow becomes part of the adventure.
Deer dinner; tree dates; boulder dimensions
Deer dinner; tree dates; boulder dimensions
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water
Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
Psychedelics on a trip to Western ballots
Psychedelics on a trip to Western ballots
Decriminalization campaigns follow a Denver ballot initiative to regulate shrooms that passed last year.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
As bee numbers decline while facing increasing demand, hive thefts ravage California’s Central Valley and beyond.
A viral coyote-badger video demonstrates the incredible complexity of nature
A viral coyote-badger video demonstrates the incredible complexity of nature
A behavioral ecologist breaks down the importance of an adorable wildlife clip.
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
The president’s executive order meant to limit resettlement, but the West is opting for more.
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
Pay to play: Interior Secretary’s old clients spend big and profit bigly
‘Under Bernhardt, the Interior Department appears to have priced access to our nation’s resources at $30 million and counting.’
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