Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - A portion of Kern County has been added to an existing quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detections of multiple ACPs in and around the cities of Bakersfield, Arvin and Taft. A total of 1,146 square miles are now under quarantine in Kern County.
Paris, France - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you, Todd, extraordinarily for those more than generous words. I really, really appreciate them. I might have loved it if you found a less menacing notion than a ballistic missile. (Laughter.) But I appreciate it. At least it gets the job done. Ambassador Hartley, really nice to have you here, and Gina McCarthy, who is the head of our Environmental Protection Agency, thank you very, very much for being here. Thank you.
Washington, DC - Army Private Frank Levingston, the nation's oldest surviving second World War veteran, attended this year's ceremony at the at the World War II Memorial in Washington commemorating the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Valthermond, Netherlands - In the village of Valthermond in the east of the Netherlands, we visited Wageningen University‘s demonstration farm. Wageningen UR, like UC Davis, is one of the leading agricultural research universities in the world. Here, innovative practices on water and nutrient management as well as soil health are being field tested on the farm – as an incubator for new farming practices that can not only benefit the Netherlands but also has the potential to address food security across the globe.
Washington, DC - James R. Harris, president, J.R. Harris and Co. Denver, Colorado, has been appointed by Willie E. May, under secretary of commerce for standards and technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve a two-year term on the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in Hawaii reached 139 on December 7. Purdue University experts on dengue virus and mosquito-borne disease are available to discuss the virus, how it spreads and interacts with humans and mosquitos, mosquito control, and ways to protect from mosquito bites.