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California Wildfires: State Military Reservists Answer the Call

When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserves Installation Support Command also answered the call.

SOP newswireChinese Intellectual Property Theft Could Spur U.S. Protectionism - Washington -- Widespread theft of intellectual property in China can undermine support in the United States for expanding trade between the two countries, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says.
SOP newswireChicago, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Kansas Communities Praised for Environmentally-Sensitive Development - EPA today presented its 2006 National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement to the City of Chicago; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the City of Wichita, Kan.; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and the City of Winooski, Vt. These
SOP newswireUnited States Implementing Intercountry Adoption Standards - Washington -- The United States is in the final stages of implementing new, federal-level standards and protections that greatly will benefit thousands of children from around the world in need of permanent families.
SOP newswireNational Intelligence Director Negroponte to Address 21st Annual Meeting of Overseas Security Advisory Council - Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte will address the 21st annual meeting of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC annual meeting will run from November 14-16, 2006.
SOP newswireFAA to Support India’s Efforts to Modernize Its Aviation System - WASHINGTON, DC — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion C. Blakey and Praful Patel, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, signed an agreement today designed to further the development and modernization of India’s civil aviation infrastructure
Justin BrandtFlorida Elections Arena/A Question Of Balance - Many are wondering if there will be another voting catastrophe in Florida during the 2008 Presiential Election. An answer... sort of.
SOP newswireEPA and Chicago wilderness to honor top Native Landscaping efforts - CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 and Chicago Wilderness will announce the winners of their annual Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards at a Nov. 15 ceremony at Northwestern University.
SOP newswireEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry: From Pharmaceuticals in Groundwater to Mercury in High U.S. Mountains - The 27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) is being held November 5-9, 2006, at the Palais de Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Additional information about the conference can be found online
SOP newswireFAA Airborne Networking - The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that as many as one billion passengers a year could be flying the nation's airways by the year 2015. While technology is changing with the blink of an eye, aviation users and industry partners are demanding
SOP newswireInternational Safety Forum Safety Challenge - Thank you, Madam Secretary. Good morning, and thank you all for coming. You know, there are 194 countries on this planet, and there are more than 50 countries here with us today. Now that’s something. For those of you who are new to this
SOP newswireEndangered Duck Population Reaches Triple Digits - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) biologists and partners are pleased to report that the endangered Laysan duck at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) have had a very successful breeding season
SOP newswireNew Jersey Truckers Driving Toward Environmental Excellence - Four New Jersey companies were among 23 honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a ceremony this week at the American
SOP newswireLOST IN TRANSLATION? Not at the National Virtual Translation Center - The language skills of most 3-year-olds are limited at best. But we know one that speaks dozens of languages fluently...that can translate technical documents and recordings...and that helps prevent terrorist attacks and solve crimes. It’s the National Virtual Translation Center, based at FBI Headquarters.
SOP newswireHome Energy Efficiency Efforts Pay Off in Big Savings - The energy efficiency of more than 325,000 homes and apartment units across the country was improved through better building techniques and energy efficiency improvements, saving consumers close to $150 million in 2005, according to the first annual Partnership for Home Energy
SOP newswireU.S. science agency urges more study of native African vegetable - Washington -- More scientific study of indigenous vegetables found in Africa could uncover ways to feed the continent's growing population and spur sustainable development, according to a new
SOP newswirePhilips Lighting to Cut Mercury and Lead in All its U.S.-made Fluorescent Lights - Philips Lighting, a world-leader in the manufacture of industrial and consumer lighting products, pledged today to substantially reduce mercury and eliminate lead in the making of fluorescent lighting products at its four U.S. plants. The company is voluntarily cutting the two compounds
SOP newswireFact Sheet: ICE Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2006 - Under the leadership of Assistant Secretary Julie Myers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) achieved historic results in FY 2006.
Michael Costello2006 Mining Deaths Warrant Progressive Action - 2006 has been a grim year for the state’s coal industry. 22 on-the-job coal deaths have occurred in West Virginia, the most since 1981, when 47 miners lost their lives.
Michael CostelloIn Turbulent Year, West Virginia's Coalfield Death Toll Continues to Rise - With two mining fatalities in the last two weeks, West Virginia’s coalfields have seen the most on-the-job deaths since 1981.
SOP newswireSouth Korean Pastors Show Support For U.S. Military - More than 50 members of the Korean-American Protestant Pastors’ Association participated in morning seminars in the Memorial Chapel and later
SOP newswireAtlanta, Jacksonville, Fla. and Greensboro, N.C. awarded for reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gases - EPA recognized trucking companies that exemplify superior environmental excellence during an award ceremony October 30, 2006 at the American Trucking Association’s annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. Under the SmartWay Transport Partnership, EPA joins with
Justin BrandtNuclear Whipping Boy/What's To Know? - I write better when I am partially unwell medicinally, in this case a few extra doses of NyQuil, nothing serious, and one day I will surely collapse under the weight of my own pretentiousness, but for now I want to know what you all really know...
SOP newswireVast Majority of Visa Waiver Countries Meet Security Upgrade to e-Passports - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that nearly all of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries have met the requirement for issuing e-Passports. Working in close collaboration with the
SOP newswireCensus Bureau Tip Sheet - Current Population Survey Design and Methodology (Technical Paper No. 66) — The CPS — sponsored jointly by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics — is the country’s primary source of labor force statistics.
SOP newswireCompanies Come Clean About Environmental Violations - PHILADELPHIA – Eight companies that voluntarily disclosed and corrected environmental violations had penalties waived by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the result of an EPA policy that has been successful in getting companies to make good-faith efforts in self-policing their own environmental compliance.
SOP newswireEnergy Efficiency Campaign Comes to Subsidized Housing in Hartford - Low-income families Take Pledge to - Residents of a federally-subsidized housing development in Hartford, Conn. today pledged to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, helping to save money in energy bills and doing their part to help our country reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.
SOP newswireCOMUSAFE builds on U.S.-Romania relationship - BUCHAREST, Romania -- The road ahead for the partnering of U.S. and Romanian air forces continues on the fast-track after a visit Oct. 19 and 20 by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe
Stephanie RosseterThe Seeds of Over-Development - There is an element of purity in nature that no developer could create.
SOP newswireEPA proposes cleanup plan for South Milwaukee site; comment period begins, meeting Nov. 2 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has proposed a final cleanup plan for residential areas on the former Northwestern Barrel property in South Milwaukee, Wis. A 30-day public comment period runs Oct. 18 - Nov. 17. A public hearing to present the proposal and take oral and written comments is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2 at the South Milwaukee City Hall Council Chambers, 2424 15th Ave.
SOP newswireLists for 2007 Models - EPA/DOE Release Top Fuel Economy - (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the 2007 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make well-informed choices when purchasing new vehicles.
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