Oxford, United Kingdom - San Diego Zoo Global will co-host the inaugural Illegal Wildlife Trade Symposium September 25–27, 2017, planned as an annual event to address a growing international threat to species survival. Presented by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, TRAFFIC (The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, this unique gathering of conservationists will unite experts and scientists from around the world to discuss evolving perspectives on the demand for illegal wildlife products.

Escondido, California - The San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomed a new arrival today: a 9-week-old endangered Sumatran tiger cub. The male cub flew to San Diego earlier today via a commercial flight from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., accompanied by his keepers.

Washington, DC - The SunShot Initiative intends to release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for solar desalination technology, which supports research, development, and potential demonstration of early- stage technologies that can significantly reduce the costs of desalination powered by solar thermal energy.

Washington, DC - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Panama City, Florida - After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division "Dragon Masters" Aviation Unit was deactivated in a ceremony Friday.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force announced today that it will hold its second roundtable in Washington, DC on November 7, 2017, to examine empirical evidence on the effects of occupational licensure.