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Salton Sea lithium: aerial view

The Perils and Promise of California’s ‘White Gold’

The race to mine lithium at the Salton Sea is intensifying, but USC experts caution against potential environmental health impacts in a region already burdened by poverty and air pollution.

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23 for ’23: The top stories of last year

The last 12 months have seen groundbreaking accomplishments, ambitious launches and moving moments for the Trojan Family. Check out all 23 of our favorite stories of 2023.