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Western wildlife's epic journey highlights survival and challenge

Western wildlife's epic journey highlights survival and challenge

Mule deer, pronghorn, and elk make complex and perilous migrations across Western landscapes, a journey crucial for their survival amid increasing human encroachments and environmental challenges.

Christine Peterson reports for High Country News.

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Disaster disparities affect Western communities

Disaster disparities affect Western communities

Recent storms in Southern California indicate a future with more intense and infrequent precipitation, highlighting the risk of climate catastrophes.

Natalia Mesa reports for High Country News.

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Increasingly large and intense wildfires hinder Western forests’ ability to regenerate

A new study suggests that reducing forest fire severity in the next few decades could make all the difference for future generations of trees in the West.

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Western US wildfires have destroyed 246% more homes and buildings this decade. These fire scientists explain why

In nearly every Western state, more structures were destroyed by wildfire over the past decade than the one before. The crisis, scientists say, has human fingerprints all over it.

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Western states ponder regional grid as renewables grow

A unified electricity market in the western U.S. could unlock regional cooperation, lower prices and facilitate decarbonization, experts say.

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Without Russia, harder to tackle climate change and other problems, say scientists

How to document Arctic warming without Russia? Maintain a Mars rover? Continue fusion-power reactor for carbon-free energy? Putin’s invasion causing decay of relationships, projects binding Moscow and West together.
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Biden, Western governors plan for ‘severe’ wildfire season

President Joe Biden convened a first-of-its-kind meeting to prepare for what is expected to be another devastating wildfire season.
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