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Char Miller


Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, and among his most recent books are "Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream," "The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change," "Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy," and "Death Valley National Park: A History."

Cadiz, Inc plans to drain millions of gallons of groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert. | Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Earth Focus

Follow the Money: Cadiz Cash Funds Study in Favor of Plan to Drain Mojave

In draining millions of gallons of groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert at a site near the Mojave National Preserve, Cadiz would sell this irreplaceable resource at premium prices to Southern California water districts.
A percolating pond tests the permeability of water on Cadiz, Inc.'s property in Cadiz, CA. | Jenna Schoenefeld for The Washington Post via Getty Images
Earth Focus

A Watershed Moment for Southern California’s Unquenchable Thirst

The latest salvo is California’s long-running water wars has the potential to emerge as one of the most important pieces of water regulation in recent years.
Anza Borrego
SoCal Connected

How To Be A Nature Lover Without Leaving A Footprint

Leaving no trace is difficult in practice. No matter how careful you are, a single pair of boots will leave an impression of some kind. How do we visit our favorite state parks without leaving a trace? 

The Marbled Murrelet KOs the Logging Industry -- Again

Is attacking the marbled murrelet a losing strategy?

Why Today's Marine Sanctuary Expansion is Important

It's a very good day when NOAA can expand protections to Pacific marine life.Today is one such day.

Fracking, Benzene, and Public Health: A California Nightmare

Scary-high levels of benzene are in fracking wastewater sites. Why has California not stopped this from happening?
Ralph Cornell's plan for a central Quadrangle within Pomona College. | Photo: Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library

Ralph Cornell's Influence on California's Native Landscapes

Ralph Cornell had a great idea a century ago that can help reduce our dependence on imported water: plant a native landscape.
An elephant seal in the water at Piedras Blancas. | Photo: Zach Behrens/KCET

A Brief History of the Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas

The recovery of the northern elephant seal population is a welcome sign of nature's resilience and human stewardship.
The San Gabriel Mountains.

The Good and Bad of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Budgets and political lines could trouble the new monument, but they should not stop it from moving forward.
Looking into the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.

Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area's 90th Birthday

What do we mean by wilderness? The Gila Wilderness Area's history provides a complicated definition.
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