The American West (USA)

a collection of resources about the American West

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Article wbur.org

America's West Faces A Megadrought. What's The Solution? | On Point


The western U.S. is no stranger to drought. But this isn't any dry spell. More than 70% of the West is exceptionally parched. Could it be a permanent change?

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The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery - The New York Times


Engineers want to turn the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity from the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.

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A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone


New York Times, 2017: "The conditions that lead to supereruptions can emerge within a single human lifetime, according to a study of the volcano’s remnants in the national park....

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Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, by Sam Anderson


Oklahoma City and Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis Award-winning journalist Sa...

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Podcast 99percentinvisible.org

The Worst Way to Start a City - 99% Invisible - 99% Invisible


The area that is now Oklahoma was once a place called Indian Territory. Beginning in the 1800s, the U.S. government designated the land in the Great Plains as a place where it c...

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U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation - Reuters - U.S.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe member's rape conviction because the location whe...

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