Imperial Valley News Center
Sacramento, California - Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the source of much of California’s water, can receive more than four times that amount.
Washington, DC - I love sea turtles. I love looking into their giant, ancient, gentle eyes and watching them use their long flippers, so graceful in the water, to lumber awkwardly, but persistently, up the moonlit beach to lay their ping pong ball-sized eggs in the sand. I love seeing the tiny hatchlings, so small they can fit in the palm of your hand, frantically climb up and out of their nests and down the beach to start their long, mysterious lives beneath the waves until they, like their mothers and countless generations before them, are called to lumber up the beach to lay their eggs and begin the cycle anew.
Newport, Rhode Island - Students, staff, faculty and distinguished guests participated in the 67th Current Strategy Forum (CSF), June 14-15, at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.
Washington, DC - According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 80 percent of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals like bees, butterflies, birds, and more. This accounts for at least one third of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, cocoa, and thousands of others.
Washington, DC - Today in Oslo, the United States and Norway announced the U.S.-Norwegian Demining Initiative.
Oslo, Norway - Secretary Kerry met today in Oslo with his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The two discussed progress on the continuing implementation of the JCPOA, including issues related to banking and relief of nuclear-related sanctions.