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Report on the Status of the U.S. Fisheries for 2005

Categories: Natural Resources

Annual report on those stocks of fish that are determined to be overfished or for which overfishing is occurring. The 2005 report includes assessments for 197 marine fish stocks. From the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Annual Estimates for Population Change for Incorporated Places Over 100,000 Ranked by % Change

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Table which presents Norfolk, Virginia as the fastest shrinking city in the U.S. Shows population estimates for July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005 for all cities of 100,000+ population. Norfolk is ranked 254 and last with an estimated 2.3% loss of population. Newport News, Arlington, and Alexandria were other Virginia localities among the bottom 20. From the Census Bureau.

Elk Grove California Named Fastest-Growing City

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release announcing latest population estimates for incorporated cities and minor civil divisions. San Antonio passed San Diego as the 7th largest city. Phoenix had the largest population increase of any city over the past year. The 10 fastest growing cities were located in four states: California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. From the Census Bureau.

International Energy Outlook 2006

Categories: Energy,Statistics

International energy consumption is projected to increase by 71% from 2003 to 2030. Includes individual chapters on the prospects for petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity. From the Energy Information Administration.

Academic Institutions of Minority Faculty With S&E Degrees

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Science/Technology

Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians earned about 2,200 science and engineering doctorates from U.S. universities in 2003, about 9% of all S&E doctorates. This report examines the characteristics of minority faculty with science and engineering doctorates, the types of schools from which they earn their doctorates, and how they compare to nonminority faculty. From the National Science Foundation.

Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus 2006 Country Watch List

Categories: Canada,Copyright/Patents,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment

The 2006 focus is on China and Russia, whose piracy problems cost U.S. industry an estimated $4 billion in 2005. Also listed as having serious piracy problems are Mexico, Canada, India, and Malaysia. From the U.S. Congress.

FDA Counterfeit Drug Task Force Report : 2006 Update

Categories: Health/Medical

Offers recommendations to the Acting Director of the Food and Drug Administration on protecting the drug supply of the nation. From the FDA.

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges and Nonprofit Institutions: 2003

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Education-Higher,Science/Technology

Offers 33 detailed tables covering all categories of direct federal science and engineering support from 18 federal agencies for institutions of higher education for the period October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 From the National Science Foundation.

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