Purdue entomologist awarded USDA grant for neonicotinoid research

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use.

Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry met with Prime Minister Hasina in Dhaka to discuss our broad bilateral engagement on democracy, development and security and our increasing partnership on global issues. In particular, he focused on our joint efforts to confront the global terrorist threat that both the United States and Bangladesh face.

Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Full Scale Exercise at New Jersey Marine Terminals

Port of Newark, New Jersey - This morning, I had the privilege of observing the New Jersey Marine Terminal full-scale explosion exercise at the Port of Newark. Given the current threat environment, these exercises are vital and allow for multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional planning and coordination.

NWDC Supports Bold Alligator 2016

Norfolk, Virginia - Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) is supporting execution of the U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command and U.S. Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) co-sponsored exercise Bold Alligator 2016 (BA16).

States Shoulder Brunt of Environmental Regulatory Costs

Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report, titled “The Growing Burden of EPA Unfunded Mandates on the States,” examining the current challenge U.S. states face as they work to comply with and implement myriad new environmental regulations. States administer 96.5% of all federal delegated environmental programs, but the report found that federal grants to states only fund 28% of the amount needed to run the programs.