The Sacramento Delta Islands are sinking and that's bad news for California's fresh water system; The psychology of the modern Olympic viewer; Frank Luna's new thriller about astronauts stuck on Mars; An area pastry chef will be on "Cupcake Wars."
DeltaIslands The islands in
the Sacramento Delta are sinking and the levee
system is a bureaucratic nightmare, according to a new report
commissioned by the State of California Energy Commission.
The new report on climate change has found the levees surrounding sinking islands in
the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta will reach dangerous
levels by 2050. If levees on one of the islands fail, the
sunken interior will fill with water and suck salt water from the
Bay, which will then be pumped to farm land and water districts
around the southern part of the state. Link to the entire
Olympic Update As the 2012 London
Olympic Games continue to unfold, we check in with Mike Sayers about British cyclist Bradley
Wiggins winning an Olympic gold medal and the Tour de
France. We'll also speak with UC Davis social psychologist Andy Jones, an
expert on social media, about some of the puzzling
peculiarities of Olympics watching; If Twitter and the
Internet let us know the results of an event instantly, why do
we continue to watch the rebroadcast hours later?
Red Storm NASA's Mars Science Laboratory
flight team has already begun the entry, descent, and landing (EDL)
procedure for the rover "Curiosity" to touchdown on Mars
Sunday, August 1st. "Red Storm" by Frank
Luna is a new science fiction thriller about a
manned-expedition to Mars that goes wrong when the astronauts
lose contact with Earth.
Cupcake WarsRob Porter started a cupcake business Drizzle
Cupcakes and has been filmed for an episode of Cupcake
Wars. He is getting ready to open a storefront, and was
featured in January in the local media. The viewing of his T.V.
episode will be a fundraiser for local charities at Rancho Cordova