Imperial Valley News Center
Mars, Pennsylvania - NASA will land in Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, June 19 to celebrate Mars’ New Year with Red Planet enthusiasts of the Keystone State for three days of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities. The goal is to encourage young people to pursue careers in in these critical fields of study that will enable NASA's journey to Mars.
Stanford, California - In the transition to a low-carbon energy system, how can society use increasing supplies of natural gas to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, boost economies and strengthen energy security? Stanford University's new Natural Gas Initiative will work to answer that question, as well as myriad scientific, technological and policy questions that underlie it.
Stanford, California - Women are more likely than men to think and worry about future parenthood, a Stanford scholar says.
Washington, DC - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, today urged the House of Representatives to oppose legislation introduced by Representative Pompeo (H.R. 1599) that would prohibit requirements for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food at any level – federal, state or local. In a letter to House lawmakers, the consumer group highlighted overwhelming consumer support for GE labeling, as well as environmental concerns and current state labeling laws already in place that would be undercut by the legislation.
CFPB Study Finds Many Reverse Mortgage Ads Are Misleading Advocates Urge CFPB to Protect Seniors From Reverse Mortgage Abuses
Washington, DC - A new study released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today found that many advertisements for reverse mortgages contain incomplete or inaccurate information that can pose a serious risk to seniors who take out such loans. The study was issued in conjunction with an advisory to consumers warning them to “watch out for misleading and confusing reverse mortgage advertisements.”
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the 2015-2016 state budget (AB 93) that passed both the State Assembly and State Senate earlier today. The budget includes approximately $117.5 billion in General Fund spending and total reserves of $5.7 billion. This includes $1.5 billion in the Regular Reserve and $4.2 billion in the Rainy Day Fund.