About 8,000 people live in the 13 mostly Yup’ik villages in Alaska’s Kusilvak census area, from Hooper Bay on the coast to Emmonak at the mouth of the Yukon River to Russian Mission upriver. The region’s isolation adds 40 percent or more to the cost of goods for shipping
The California Legislature last week passed more than a dozen housing bills in an effort to quell ever increasing cost of living in the state.
Scientists have found microplastic contamination in drinking water systems around the world, with the United States having the highest levels of any country.
California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and yet some 300 of the state’s communities lack access to safe and affordable drinking water. A coalition of clean water advocates and legislators want to change that by passing a law that would create a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
In California, farmworker families must leave state-run migrant camps at the end of the growing season and move more than 50 miles away.