Between 2000 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that cases of Legionnaire’s Disease among Americans more than quadrupled. Researchers there are unsure why, but they cite likely contributing factors to the growing numbers are better reporting by state and local health officials as well as better diagnostic tests, degraded water pipes, an aging population and poor building maintenance.
A mobile or manufactured home is often the only affordable option for low-income families but many lack proper title and registration. Following the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma, California state officials are advising all such homeowners to secure the proper title to their properties and, for a limited time, many back fees and taxes will be waived.
The Yurok Tribe in northern California is set to enter into a unique partnership with a conservancy group so that it can protect a watershed and surrounding forest area.
Sonoma County officials are considering allowing landowners who lost their homes in wildfires last month to live temporarily on agricultural properties. The fires destroyed nearly 7,000 structures in the area, most of them homes.
For years, Arizona water officials have been trying to determine who controls the water drawn from the Colorado River to serve cities and communities in Arizona and southern California.