KNX InDepth (September 5, 2019)

KNX In Depth
Thursday, September 5th
There's a 21-year-old man in a Northern California hospital right now in a coma due to acute respiratory failure, and he shares one common behavior with dozens of other people who have suffered mysterious lung illnesses across the country: he vapes.

After a rash of vaping-related lung illnesses---and one potential cause related to Vitamin E oil in marijuana vaping cartridges----the warnings around vaping are becoming more urgent.  We talk with family of that Northern California man in a coma who have a clear message:  stop vaping, now.

There is a new theory about the potential source of the fire aboard of a diving boat off of Santa Cruz Island that killed 34 people..........but any theories about the start of that fire won't be easy to prove or disprove when the investigation has to be carried out 65 feet beneath the water--we'll go In Depth.

The Trump administration wants to roll back rules that would've required Americans to buy more energy efficient light bulbs, even though the use of those efficient bulbs has led to a measurable cut in energy use in American homes over the past few years.

Looking into the mud and sediment of the sea floor is kind of like looking at the rings of a tree, it can tell a story of environmental conditions dozens--if not hundreds--of years back.  Well a new study of the sea floor off of the Santa Barbara coast tells the story of ever increasing plastic pollution.