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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Wadeable Streams Assessment: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation’s Streams

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

The first comprehensive attempt to assess the condition of small streams in the U.S. Covers 1,392 sites selected at random to represent the condition of all streams in regions that share similar ecological characteristics. Found that condition of the streams varied widely with those in the West in the best condition. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA Provided Quality and Timely Information on Hurricane Katrina Hazardous Material Releases

Categories: Environment,Govt Processes/Organization,Weather/Disasters

Reviews the performance of the Environmental Protection Agency in responding to oil spills, hazardous materials, Superfund sites, and debris and waste management following the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Finds that EPA officials were successful in preventing, minimizing or mitigating threats to public health and the environment from hazardous materials and oil spills. From the Office of the Inspector General of EPA

Direct Assaults Against Presidents, Presidents-Elect, and Candidates

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Presidency

Provides details of the assassination attempts against presidents and presidential candidates in the history of the U.S. Includes details of date, location, method of attack and result, identity of assailant, and professed or alleged reason for attack. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.