#65 - Riches in the California desert | Curio

#65 - Riches in the California desert

26 mins | Oct 4, 2021

Today's episode from 5th October 2021. On this morning's show we are searching for lithium under a lake and searching for awe in the everyday. Unfortunately it's best known for being an environmental disaster, but Salton Sea in California could hold one of the world's largest deposits of lithium. We find out how mining it could the turn around the fortunes of people living nearby, but we also learn why there's understandable apprehension to the idea. Then later, research shows that we can find awesome moments everyday. We've got a surprising way for you to find it. Underneath the Salton Sea, California’s vast lithium reserve might be the opportunity for a ‘once in a lifetime’ green transition in the area, but the local communities are hesitant to trust this claim. Aaron Miguel Cantú explores for the Guardian. Most of us associate the ‘wow!’ emotion with something rare and beautiful: nature, music or a spiritual experience. But, as Elizabeth Bernstein reveals in the Wall Street Journal, people in our daily lives can make us feel awe too. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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