The Decline of the Salton Sea [Link]

September 17, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

This article at Pharyngula about the origin and decline of Salton Sea was fascinating.

People who’ve lived in the Basin are used to that smell, but last weekend the wind off the Sea of Cortez picked up that mixed hydrogen sulfide cocktail and blew it to Los Angeles. On Monday, air quality management districts got complaint calls from residents of Simi Valley, almost 200 miles from the Salton Sea.