Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The following is attributable to Dr. Dennis Burke, Orthopedic Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School:
Special Presidential Envoy Allen Travel to Qatar, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Italy
Washington, DC - Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL General John Allen will travel to Doha to deliver keynote closing remarks at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum on June 3. From Doha, General Allen will travel to Pristina to meet with Kosovar officials on June 4. General Allen will then attend the 2 Be Secure Forum in Budva, Montenegro from June 5-7, where he will have a series of bilateral conversations with partner political and security officials and scholars on Coalition progress and regional issues.
Washington, DC - An upcoming webinar on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) will help potential applicants as they seek available funding. During the current round, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural production. Partners will match the Federal investment.
Sacramento, California - The drought is expected to be worse for California’s agricultural economy this year because of reduced water availability, according to our preliminary estimates released today.
Imperial, California - Imperial Irrigation District has kicked off its annual summer energy conservation campaign. This year’s theme is “Energy conservation is contagious. Pass it on!” This summer, IID is sharing energy conservation tips with customers and encouraging them to pass them on to their friends, family and neighbors to help everyone save money.
Washington, DC - A pair of education experts warn that today’s schoolchildren will be hard-pressed to fulfill their duties as American citizens due to their lackluster performance as students of history and civics.