Imperial Valley News
West Lafayette, Indiana - A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Raj has been an outstanding Administrator, a creative innovator, and a dynamic leader. After five years, he absolutely deserves this transition, and he leaves USAID after making a dramatic mark - transforming this institution into one that's more entrepreneurial, more modern, and more nimble, while promoting resilient democracies and battling extreme poverty across the globe.
Washington, DC - According to declassified reports, video evidence and testimony from whistleblower guards and soldiers, the US government used music to torture detainees in a number of different ways.
Washington, DC - Yesterday, senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Government of Guatemala met for the first DHS-Ministry of Government Executive Leadership Group (ELG) meeting. The ELG is a step forward by both governments to strengthen the strategic bilateral partnership and enhance collaboration on a range of shared security-related priorities.
Imperial, California - It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) - around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir - to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
Washington, DC - The first-ever report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco finds that more than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use these harmful products. The report, Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective, is being released by the CDC and the National Cancer Institute at the National Conference on Smoking or Health in Mumbai, India. Thirty-two leading experts from around the world contributed to the report.