Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will participate in the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct held at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on June 18 in Paris, France.
Davis, California - California’s role as the nation’s leading producer of agricultural products is well known. In 2012 California’s farms and ranches accounted for $42.6 billion in output. California produced 15% of the nation’s total value of crop production and 7.1 percent of the value of livestock and livestock products.
Washington, DC - To warn Spanish-speaking consumers about notario scams, the Federal Trade Commission has created a Spanish-language graphic novel, Cómo se enteraron Myriam y Pedro de las estafas de notario. It describes the warning signs of a notario scam, where to find help with the immigration process, and how to report scams to the FTC.
Berkeley, California - University of California, Berkeley, scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy because these microbes can’t be reared and studied in the lab.
Seoul, South Korea - Heralded by the hippie anthem “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair),” leaders from the World Federation of Science Journalists named the City by the Bay as the site for its 2017 international meeting, to be co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - For the last decade, astronomers have observed curious “hotspots” on Saturn’s poles. In 2008, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft beamed back close-up images of these hotspots, revealing them to be immense cyclones, each as wide as the Earth. Scientists estimate that Saturn’s cyclones may whip up 300 mph winds, and likely have been churning for years.
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