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.
Rural residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than city dwellers, according to Diane Calmus government affairs and policy manager at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). However, since 2010, the number of rural hospitals has markedly decreased, and in more recent years, continues to see a steady decline in services.