Summary RESTON, Va. -- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have continued to assist the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) throughout the past decade, in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan's water resources, according to a press release. The release reported that in 2004, USGS and AGS launched plans to rebuild the country's capacity for various geologic sciences, including hydrology, and the USGS accomplished the goal with teaching AGS scientists how to apply modern techniques for use of global positioning systems, water-quality sampling, as well as field hydrology, and by developing water-resource databases.
Summary Las Vegas--The American Gem Society Laboratories is expanding its take-in window operations with a new location in Los Angeles. Yantzer and Shah will give a presentation on AGS Labs and answer questions from DCWC members. "It's a natural move for AGS Laboratories to open a window in Los Angeles, as Las Vegas (where the AGS is based) is in its backyard," said Ruth Batson, CEO of the AGS and AGS Laboratories.
Summary And a group of government lawyers wants to keep them away from children. A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study last year found that the percentage of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes jumped from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 10 percent in 2012, totaling about 1.78 million students. "The FDA should act promptly to prevent the advertising and marketing tactics of the e-cigarette industry from initiating a new generation of youth into nicotine addiction," the letter from the attorneys general says.