Imperial Valley News
San Diego, California - A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) - potentially the last female of her species - has been artificially inseminated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The procedure, an international effort, brought together top scientists from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), San Diego Zoo Global, WCS’s Bronx Zoo, Changsha Zoo, Suzhou Zoo and the China Zoo Association, and provides a ray of hope in a continuing effort to save the world’s most endangered turtle.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel Travel to New York City
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to New York City on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for a series of engagements to foster better understanding and discussion of U.S.–Korea relations among foreign policy experts and stakeholders in the relationship.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will give remarks at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Legislative Conference tomorrow in Sacramento.
FTC Requires Reynolds and Lorillard to Divest Four Cigarette Brands as a Condition of $27.4 Billion Merger
Washington, DC - Tobacco companies Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. have agreed to divest four cigarette brands to Imperial Tobacco Group to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $27.4 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive.
Washington, DC - To increase the transparency of foreign assistance evaluation results, all State Department bureaus and offices conducting evaluations of external programs, projects and activities funded by foreign assistance will begin publicly sharing a summary of the results.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The Center for Excellence in Education has announced the 20 top high school students from around the country who will participate in the 13th annual USA Biology Olympiad national finals from Sunday (May 31) through June 12 at Purdue University.