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