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Michelle Nijhuis

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Michelle Nijhuis is a science journalist who has written for several organizations and publications, including the Food and Environment Reporting Network and the New Yorker.

Michelle Nijhuis on KCRW

This week Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced a  bill  calling for the immediate sell-off of 3.3 million acres of public lands spread out over 10 states.

The future of federal public lands under Trump

This week Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced a bill calling for the immediate sell-off of 3.3 million acres of public lands spread out over 10 states.

from To the Point

Half a century ago, the engineer Ralph Parsons came up with a plan to bring Southern California all the water it would ever need.

Could a Vintage Water Planning Project End the Drought?

Half a century ago, the engineer Ralph Parsons came up with a plan to bring Southern California all the water it would ever need.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Timothy Knepp - US Fish and Wildlife Service) 
 Consider the paddlefish: It’s prehistoric looking, even ugly. It lives in the Osage River in Missouri.…

The Caviar Underground

Paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Timothy Knepp - US Fish and Wildlife Service) Consider the paddlefish: It’s prehistoric looking, even ugly. It lives in the Osage River in Missouri.…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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