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Droughtastic

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On May 30, 2021
The West right now is just…ugh. Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the Western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of normal in much of the region. Reservoirs are being drawn down, river levels are dropping and soils are drying out. […]

The Klamath

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On May 2, 2021

The Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California has long been one of the most controversial waterways in America. It’s a situation where there isn’t enough water to go around,

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Greater Idaho

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On April 20, 2021
Look, if there’s one thing that unites Oregonians, it’s that they really just want to be part of Idaho. Wonkette is of course hilarious about this: An Oregon dude who thinks it would make a lot of sense to peel off three-quarters of the state and hand it to Idaho actually held a meeting Monday […]
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Punjabi-American Farmers

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On February 26, 2021
The plight of farmers of color is finally getting a little attention in America. There was a lot of consternation over Biden picking Tom Vilsack to return to Agriculture since his 8 years there in Obama’s administration was marked with him not really caring at all about racism in the nation’s farming system. It’s probably […]
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California and the Apocalypse

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On August 24, 2020
It’s hard to even talk about what is going on in California right now. The West is just going to burn up and dry out. It’s horrifying. But Leah Stokes at least tries to articulate the hellscape. Last week, a heat wave baked the West. In Death Valley, a world record may have been set […]
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