Nitrate can cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Several areas across the rural West saw noticeable gains in employment in the year preceding June 2015, but others, such as Alaska, suffered losses in the same period, keeping that state’s jobless rate above the national average.
An Indian tribe’s lawsuit in federal court could potentially add more complexity to managing California’s dwindling water supply.
The Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, a Fresno-based advocacy organization seeks a court order requiring the city of Tulare to supply water to the Matheny Tract community, a 300-home rural subdivision south of the city.
With the national shift from coal to natural gas, the energy industry is using less water to cool power plants, according to Climate Central, which tracks international research on climate change.