California’s largest agricultural region, the San Joaquin Valley, is facing numerous challenges to its groundwater supply, including overdraft and contamination, according to a new study that explores threats to overall sustainability in the region.
After a contentious battle over the 2019 budget, federal lawmakers agreed to increase funding for tenant-based rental assistance, including Section 8 rental vouchers.
California’s most recent drought started in 2010, and since then, an estimated 147 million trees have died from the dry conditions and bark beetle infestations, a federal count shows.
California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, has made housing one of the cornerstones of his agenda, but an academic report says that limited zoned land will make that goal hard to achieve.
Because of excessive groundwater extraction, subsidence—the sinking or settling of the ground’s surface—is dragging rural Yolo and Colusa counties in California downward.