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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Oil Market Chronology

Categories: Energy,Foreign Affairs

Updated to reflect events through 2005 including hurricane-caused supply disruptions. From the Energy Information Administration

Perspectives on Marketing, Self-Regulation and Childhood Obesity

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Children,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Report and recommendations from a workshop, jointly sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the Health and Human Services Department. Calls upon the food industry to initiate changes in product packaging, advertising, and marketing to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.

Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding and Reconciling Differences

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

The first of an anticipated 21 synthesis and assessment products from the U.S. Climate Change Program. Improves understanding of climate change by reconciling differences in the rate of global average temperature increase for the earth’s surface compared to higher levels of the atmosphere. The report also concludes that humans are driving the warming trend because of greenhouse gas emissions. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.