Sacramento, California - We ended our Climate Smart Agriculture delegation visit last week by visiting the La Serena region of Chile. This region, North of Santiago, is a cool season agricultural region very similar to Ventura and Salinas, California. This region received little rain during the drought and there is an overall downward trend in how much water the region has been receiving over time.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "President Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aligns U.S. presence with the reality that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, Supreme Court, President’s office, and Prime Minister‘s office.

Millington, Tennessee - The Army-Navy football game is one of the oldest and most storied contests in the history of collegiate athletics. On Saturday, December 9, in Philadelphia the U.S. Navy will use the occasion to tell a new story about itself, as it launches a new, multifaceted branding campaign aimed at attracting a new generation of recruits.

Washington, DC - As part of a U.S. government-wide effort to combat corruption and facilitate asset recovery, the United States is co-hosting with the United Kingdom the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. from December 4-6. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver opening remarks at GFAR on Monday afternoon.

London, England - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs is pleased to announce the Zoohackathon 2017 global winner, Team ODINN.

Nairobi, Kenya - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, December 4–6, to represent the United States at the third meeting of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-3). The gathering will focus on ways governments, international organizations, and the private sector can work together toward reducing pollution globally. The U.S. delegation will promote U.S. leadership on pollution control and monitoring, and support private sector engagement and innovation within UNEA.