Imperial Valley News
Fresno, California - A new portion of Fresno County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of one ACP within the City of Fresno. The quarantine zone measures 97 square miles, bordered on the north by W Alluvial Avenue; on the south by W North Avenue; on the west by N Chateau Avenue; and on the east by S Chestnut Avenue.
Sacramento, California - Though it’s just an hour south of California’s Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley - better known for churning out lettuce and tomatoes than the world’s newest tech devices — might as well be a world away. In Silicon Valley, companies like Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Google reign supreme. In Salinas, the biggest names are those of fruit and vegetable producers - Dole Foods, Chiquita, Driscoll Berries, Taylor Farms.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and all Americans, I am honored to congratulate the people of Australia as you celebrate Australia Day, 228 years after the First Fleet sailed into the beautiful and now world-renowned Sydney Harbor, and over 100 years after the flourishing colonies on your continent came together as one nation.
Davis, California - For hundreds of years, the general design of an optical telescope has remained pretty much the same. Even if you’re looking at the stars with the naked eye, the image-forming process works in a similar way. Both methods collect light from an object and refract that light to form an image.
Stanford, California - Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River is the country's lifeblood. When the river is flowing well, it powers dams and irrigates rice paddy systems to support many of the country's 20 million residents. But in times of drought, the country must manage difficult tradeoffs between energy and food production.
Stanford, California - Many nations and regions already facing uncertain political futures must contend with a growing threat to stabilization: freshwater vulnerability.