Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The grants are funded through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the flagship competitive grant program authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Washington, DC - Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.
Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector
Washington, DC - As part of the Administration’s effort to support advanced vehicles that are more affordable for Americans to drive, strengthen U.S. leadership in manufacturing advanced vehicle technologies, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased fuel efficiency, the Department of Energy announced a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan to Alcoa Inc. today.
Washington, DC - Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today delivered nearly 130,000 petition signatures from consumers to the Federal Communications Commission with a simple message: Don’t allow robocalls to my cellphone without my consent.
San Francisco, California - The world’s most comprehensive tasting of American-produced Tempranillo celebrates its 8th year in 2015, when the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) conducts its annual Grand Wine Tasting at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Join nearly thirty TAPAS member vintners as they showcase their top Tempranillo bottlings as well as other Iberian varietal wines.
Progress Toward Building a Safer, Stronger Financial System and Protecting Consumers from Unfair and Abusive Practices
Washington, DC - Today, the President is in Birmingham, Alabama to speak about the progress we have made to build a safer and stronger financial system and to protect families from the types of abuses that led the economy to near collapse – and his commitment to safeguarding that progress.