Washington, DC - Statement by the President on Persecuted Christians at Christmas:

Sacramento, California - California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25.

Washington, DC - In 2015, NASA explored the expanse of our solar system and beyond, and the complex processes of our home planet, while also advancing the technologies for our journey to Mars, and new aviation systems as the agency reached new milestones aboard the International Space Station.

Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission is committed to sharing and exchanging information about California’s pioneering and innovative energy policies with representatives from around the world.

San Diego, California - Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan discussed his perspective as a council member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the transformational role religious leaders can play to bring awareness to the urgency of climate change to protect people and nature.

Berkeley, California - Scientists have found an abrupt change about 6,000 years ago in how terrestrial plant and animal species coexisted, right about the time human populations were ballooning and agriculture was spreading around the world.