Imperial Valley News
San Diego, California - World conservationists made a major announcement today, in response to a dramatic decrease in the population of an iconic animal: All giraffes are now listed as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Giraffes were previously listed as species of “least concern.”
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met today with four Central Asian foreign ministers on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting. Welcoming ministers from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the Secretary regretted that the Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan was unable to make it to Hamburg while noting the continued strong commitment by all five countries to the C5+1 diplomatic platform.
Washington, DC - The Energy Department today recognized 30 winners across the federal government with the 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These annual awards highlight federal agencies' commitments and accomplishments in leading the nation toward more sustainable energy, water and vehicle fleet use and saving taxpayer money and reducing pollution.
West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University professor recommends reading, including books without words, to help children understand the thoughts and feelings of others, which can be particularly important during the holidays.
Washington, DC - With a staff of more than 2,200 people, which includes our trade and industry specialists in Washington, DC, as well as Commercial Diplomats in 108 U.S. cities and over 75 markets, the International Trade Administration works every day to support American companies looking to export into new markets.
Washington, DC - President Obama spoke today by phone with President Francois Hollande of France to offer his appreciation for their close partnership since President Hollande took office in 2012.