My Desert This Morning: More drizzles, man made earthquakes

July 12th, 2013 | by Denise Goolsby | Comments

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Don’t put your umbrellas away. Meteorologists  are predicting a little more drizzle for the Coachella Valley today, as well as a chance for thunderstorms.

Blue skies should poke through the clouds later today, clearing the way for a sunnier weekend.

STORY: Rain dances in the desert; Monsoonal weather brings scattered showers

 

TRAFFIC

There are no collisions or significant traffic conditions to report as of 7 a.m., but The Desert Sun will keep you posted throughout the morning.

 

Salton Sea DG1MAN MADE EARTHQUAKES?

A scientific study unveiled Thursday found that geothermal energy plants near the Salton Sea have triggered thousands of small earthquakes and that the intensity of those quakes has been proportional to the amounts of water injected and extracted in the process of producing energy.

STORY: A new study says geothermal power near Salton Sea setting off quakes

 

117CAHUILLA PREHISTORIC CREMATION SITE AND BURIAL GROUNDS

Dennis Green,  a spokesman for the Riverside County Transportation Department, will update the media this morning about the findings near site of the future I-10 Interchange at Jefferson Street and Varner Road in Indio.

A field survey conducted in the summer of 2012 —performed as part of the project’s environmental impact study — revealed evidence of a burial ground: bones were found on the site in an area where members of the Cahuilla tribe once lived.

STORY: Excavation won’t delay start of I-10 overpass project

 

GAY BLOOD DRIVE

Activists are organizing the first national gay blood drive Friday in an effort to combat the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

STORY: National gay blood drive aims to lift donation ban

 

HILLARY CLINTON

The New York Times reports that the former secretary of state and former first lady pulls in about $200,000 per appearance.

STORY: Hillary Clinton: $200,000 per speech

 

 

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