As California’s Largest Lake Dries Up, It Threatens Nearby Communities With Clouds of Toxic Dust

“Phil Kiddoo, the air pollution control officer now in charge of Owens Lake, says that on some days the lake bed emitted more than 100 times more dust than the federal government considers safe, spewing 75,000 tons of particulate matter every year. In the second half of the 20th century, this sparsely visited corner of […]

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