Imperial Valley News
Imperial, California - It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
Washington, DC - The first-ever report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco finds that more than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use these harmful products. The report, Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective, is being released by the CDC and the National Cancer Institute at the National Conference on Smoking or Health in Mumbai, India. Thirty-two leading experts from around the world contributed to the report.
Washington, DC - From DREAMers to high-skilled workers to those seeking to reunite with their family members, Asian Americans are one of the most rapidly growing populations in the United States. According to the U.S. Census, the Asian American population in the United States grew 46% from 2000 to 2010, faster than any other major race group nationwide.
President Obama on the Confirmation of Sarah Saldaña as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "I applaud the Senate for confirming Sarah Saldaña as Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Clarksville, Tennessee - Amazon today debuts Uptrader, a new office suite that helps users make good business decisions. Uptrader features 3 tools: A consequence analysis tool and an intelligence analysis tool, which help professionals communicate how they're perceiving a situation, what they think they should do, and why. And a leadership tool that helps users decide how to most effectively direct team activities toward goal achievement.
Freeport, Maine - Today L.L.Bean announced year end approval of its Charitable Giving Program that will allocate $1.9 Million in grants to nearly 80 organizations for annual gifts, plus additional funding in small grants to dozens more. The program was approved by the L.L.Bean Board of Directors at their December meeting and represents an increase over last year’s charitable program.