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.
Recent study findings determine that non-white adults, especially Black and Hispanic minorities, experience mild dehydration more often than white adults.
The proposed Kettleman Reservoir aims to reconstruct a portion of the old Tulare Lake bed to restore depleted groundwater supplies.
In California, farmworker families must leave state-run migrant camps at the end of the growing season and move more than 50 miles away.
Children growing up in most rural American communities, and especially those from poor families, often succeed well in the labor market, according to a Stanford University study.