Stories for April 4, 2011
Inspections of Boeing 737 aircraft are expanding to include those flown by all carriers. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 was forced to land en route from Phoenix to Sacramento on Friday after a 5-foot hole was discovered in the fuselage.
Could our wet winter lead to a big boom in the local insect population? We speak to San Diego County Entomologist David Kellum about how the winter rains and recent warm weather will affect the bug population. Plus, find out which insects you'll see flying around your porch light this spring and summer.
High technology, from satellite imaging to smartphones, is starting to help in the effort toward worldwide human rights. On our monthly segment on ethics in science and technology, we'll discuss how scientific innovations are helping oppressed people and the organizations monitoring human rights abuses.
How are residents in Mexicali and the Imperial County still being affected by the 7.2 magnitude Easter earthquake that struck one year ago? And, what are some of the unique things geologists have learned about the temblor over the last year? We'll look back on how the earthquake impacted our region, and discuss how the knowledge we've gained could influence theories about quake mechanics in the future.
At least two major developers in North County are taking steps to find ways around San Diego County’s new General Plan, even before it is approved.