In California migrant communities, tap water’s dirty legacy rests on years of contamination. Many residents turn to bottled water—or sugary drinks, which compound the area’s health problems. The Atlantic’s CityLab reports.
Every week, the world loses an area of once-arable land the size of Manhattan due to salt degradation, according to this Climate News Network report. Effectively battling salt poisoning is critical to our future food supply, scientists say.
In Lancaster County, Pa., Amish farmers are facing modern realities amid allegations that their traditional farming practices are polluting local waters, Grist reports in this story of culture & religion, government regulation, and environmental health.