Alaska’s rural schools may soon find it more difficult to get state funding, as lawmakers ponder increasing the number of students per school required to receive financial support.
As El Niño rains are expected in the coming months, the idea of building groundwater banks – as opposed to dams and reservoirs – is gaining traction in California.
As if California’s deepening drought and dwindling water supply weren’t bad enough, state regulators this week announced that they closed 33 wells, which were injecting oilfield waste into protected aquifers. These wells are in addition to 23 others that the state has had to seal off so far this year.
While the push to increase the minimum wage for workers across the nation gathers momentum, students in California’s Central Valley have taken to the streets to determine who would benefit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity in 2010.