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  • Rotten egg smell traced to California's Salton Sea

    Rotten egg smell: Scientists say strong winds from a storm churned the Salton Sea, stirring up foul-smelling gasses from the lake bottom. The Salton Sea is 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

  • Saga of California's Salton Sea: a tragic chapter ahead?

    Some worry that a water-diversion deal, sending farm irrigation water to sprawling San Diego, will spell doom for the Salton Sea – and exposure to toxins for humans and wildlife. Others say protections are in place to ensure that can't happen.

  • Consumer Energy Report Do energy subsidies actually work?

    Governement subsidies are largely social experiments without any guarantee of success. Some pay off royally, while others are a waste of time and money.

  • Study: Baja earthquake sign of a bigger one to come?

    A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the Baja earthquake in April acted in unexpected ways. It also could set off another major quake in three to 30 years.
    12/16/2010 08:47 pm

  • Imperial

    For the brave reader ready to tackle it, this sprawling text offers a fascinating glimpse of a corner of America at work.
    11/19/2009 12:00 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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