A recent study found that one in five American children don’t drink any water at all during an average day. To make matters worse, those same kids are getting about twice the amount of sugar from soda and other sugar sweetened beverages as those who do drink water.
The Imperial Irrigation District (IID), which serves rural communities in the Coachella Valley, has filed a petition to halt a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River that President Trump signed into law.
Paradise, California residents, who fled last November’s Camp Fire have slowly been returning to the area, but officials are warning of a still contaminated water supply.
California’s Central Valley, according to researchers, is in a “perfect storm,” whereby drought years, rising temperatures and subsiding clay are causing the ground to collapse. The region’s groundwater has been largely depleted after the state’s $50 billion agricultural industry resorted to pumping during the drought.
Alaska’s key rivers are thawing earlier than usual following higher winter and spring temperatures, making it difficult for rural Alaskans who use frozen rivers for travel.