New Mexico’s Jackpile Mine, which contains waste that will remain toxic for thousands of years, has joined a list of the U.S.’s most heavily polluted places. New Mexico In Depth reports about how to protect residents against the danger of a former mining site.
In Fuller Acres, California, community members and advocates say water officials should be doing more to warn people about the presence of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, a highly carcinogenic chemical found in the water at levels above the legal limit.
Agribusiness and its proponents say repairs will benefit disadvantaged towns. Those residents disagree.
Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start.
Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start. December 7, 2021 By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Ignacio residents, Marcella Gomez and Bernard Candelaria fill up thier water tanks at the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water distribution center south of Ignacio,
With farms, ranches and rural communities facing unprecedented threats, a worrying trend leads to a critical question: Who owns the water?
How a federal drought relief program left southern Oregon parched—and contributed to the ongoing groundwater crisis in the West
For two decades, the Bureau of Reclamation incentivized farmers to pump water faster than the resource could recover, despite warnings from its own scientists. This year, residents of Klamath County paid the price, as hundreds of household wells went dry.
The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.
El terreno sobre el que se construyó Corcoran se ha derrumbado lenta pero constantemente, una situación causada principalmente por la agricultura y no por la naturaleza.