Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Danielle Nierenberg
Chicago, Illinois - Food Tank has selected 20 books that will inspire and inform readers on topics ranging from food justice to urban composting to local food systems. These books highlight the important authors and change-makers whose creativity and innovation are helping to improve the food system. Food Tank hopes that these books will educate people around the world to become more involved in the food movement as well as spread the word about exciting changes to the food system:
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - A five-week operation, dubbed Project Shadowfire, netted 1,133 arrests, including more than 900 transnational criminal gang members and others associated with transnational criminal activity, like drug trafficking, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering. The operation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and concluded March 21.
- Written by UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California - Nothing says “time to pay attention to your personal finances” better than April 15, the annual tax deadline in the United States. Coincidentally, the big day also is the jumping off point for a new online course, “How to Save Money: Making Smart Financial Decisions.” The class that is free and open to the public.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - For people struggling with obesity, logging calorie counts and other nutritional information at every meal is a proven way to lose weight. The technique does require consistency and accuracy, however, and when it fails, it’s usually because people don't have the time to find and record all the information they need.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2016 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world tomorrow at the U.S. Department of State.
- Written by Brandi Klingerman
Notre Dame, Indiana - When Europeans came to the New World in the 16th century, they brought measles and smallpox with them. Without the immunity Europeans had cultivated over the years, the native people in America quickly fell ill. Millions died as a result. Today, trees in the New World are also dying from diseases that were introduced through global trade. However, trees are much more vulnerable than humans.
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