Imperial Valley News
Geneva, Switzerland - The 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) ended on November 27, after four weeks, concluding with agreements to identify additional spectrum bands for wireless broadband and approving the use of satellite links for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS). The WRC-15 identified approximately 250 megahertz of effectively globally harmonized spectrum for mobile broadband, and in the Americas, some countries will have access to more than 500 megahertz (MHz).
Washington, DC - U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern will travel November 28 – December 12 to Paris for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21).
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the citizens of Barbados as you observe the 49th anniversary of your independence on November 30. As you proudly play your anthem “In Plenty and In Time of Need,” know that we celebrate alongside you.
Washington, DC - Pessimists might suggest that we have a lot to be fearful of these days. They'll say that the threats of terror attacks cast a dark shadow over the country during this holiday season. They'll argue that the economy is not what it used to be, that the country is divided politically and that unrest is widespread. But the truth is that every day is Thanksgiving Day, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Lusaka, Zambia - If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, today.
Record of Decision Signed for the Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy
Sacramento, California - The Bureau of Reclamation signed a Record of Decision, supported by the Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy Final Environmental Impact Statement, specifying how Reclamation intends to allocate Municipal and Industrial water supplies during a Condition of Shortage. Elements of the CVP M&I Water Shortage Policy include: