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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical

Warns that the Environmental Protection Agency standard for allowable fluoride in drinking water from naturally occurring causes may be too high and cause tooth and bone problems. Open book software from the National Research Council.

Internet Development and Information Control in the People’s Republic of China

Categories: China,Science/Technology

Examines the methods used by China for Internet censorship and control, the involvement of U.S. private businesses in PRC Internet censorship, and U.S. government efforts to promote unrestricted Internet access in China. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the IP Mall of the Pierce Law Center

Lobbying and Related Reform Proposals: Consideration of Selected Measures, 109th Congress

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Lobbying

Tracks committee consideration of three particular reform proposals making their way through the 109th Congress in the wake of the Abramoff and Cunningham scandals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the State Department.

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Hispanics,Science/Technology,Women

Updates earlier report with March 2006 data. Covers such topics as enrollment, graduate degrees earned, and distribution by field with gender, race/ethnicity and citizenship characteristics. From the National Science Foundation.

Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit: 2004 Conditions and Performance

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation

Reports to Congress on the physical condition, operational performance, funding mechanisms, and future investment requirements of highways, bridges, and transit systems. Cites increase of 18 percent in constant dollar spending for infrastructure from 1997 to 2002 as reason for improvement in physical condition of highways and bridges but quality of use has declined with increased percentage of travel time (30%) under congested conditions in urbanized areas. From the Federal Highway Administration.

State Department Central Foreign Policy Files, 1973-1974

Categories: Foreign Affairs

A collection of more than 400,000 State Department telegrams and cables from 1973-1974 released to the public by the National Archives as part of its Access to Archival Databases web site.