Because California’s groundwater is becoming increasingly critical as drought becomes more common in the state, the next administration should make sustaining it a top priority, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.
Factoring in living costs, nearly 20 percent of Californians were living below the poverty line in 2015, 2016 and 2017, making the state the poorest in the country. The national average of Americans living in poverty those same years was 14 percent.
An estimated 1.4 million Americans lost their water service in 2016, according to a nonprofit organization that advocates for affordable and safe food and water.
Despite long-held beliefs that rural Americans don’t want help from the government or outsiders, a recent poll says that could be changing.
A recent report shows that while urban areas tend to have the highest wages overall, rural wages are growing at a faster pace. According to City Lab, the myth that success is only to be found in urban areas is false.