Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Snowpack in Nevada, Utah and Idaho also fell further behind normal.
Washington, DC - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first clear evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus exhibits signs of present-day hydrothermal activity which may resemble that seen in the deep oceans on Earth. The implications of such activity on a world other than our planet open up unprecedented scientific possibilities.
Promontory, Utah - The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars.
Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission approved $23 million in grants for energy innovation and efficiency programs at its monthly business meeting today. Almost a dozen innovative projects - including one to convert forest residues to electricity and another to turn dairy manure into biogas - were funded through four key grant and loan programs.
Washington, DC - On March 20, 2015 President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival. This year’s competition was an opportunity for K-12 students to produce short films on the idea of service and helping your community.
Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District is calling for an amendment to a misleading report recently released by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, which suggests that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should seek to recover grant funds that were paid to the district for repairs after the April 4, 2010, earthquake.