Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission is committed to sharing and exchanging information about California’s pioneering and innovative energy policies with representatives from around the world.

Berkeley, California - Scientists have found an abrupt change about 6,000 years ago in how terrestrial plant and animal species coexisted, right about the time human populations were ballooning and agriculture was spreading around the world.

Washington, DC - A Westlake, Ohio, cardiologist was sentenced to 20 years in prison for performing unnecessary catheterizations, tests, stent insertions and causing unnecessary coronary artery bypass surgeries as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and other insurers by $29 million, law enforcement officials said.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy.

New York - The leader of a Mexican cartel that imported tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the United States was extradited Thursday to face drug trafficking charges. The extradition and charges resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. The final order remedied the likely anticompetitive effects of the acquisition in numerous markets for animal health products by requiring Pfizer to sell approximately half of Wyeth’s U.S.-based animal health business to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (“BIVI”). It also included additional requirements governing Pfizer’s future conduct.