Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

GEONETCast

Categories: Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://www.earthobservations.org/progress/GEONETCast.html

Meteorogical and other environmental data from a global network of satellite-based data dissemination systems. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Highway Statistics 2005

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohim/hs05/index.htm

Presents 2005 data on motor fuels, motor vehicles, driver licensing, highway taxes and finance, and highway mileage. From the Federal Highway Administration.

An OIG Perspective on the Supplemental Educational Services Provisions of ESEA

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/auditreports/s09g0007.pdf

Examines who currently qualifies for supplemental services under provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and offers three alternatives based on academic achievement and family income. From the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Education

Scientific Inventory of Onshore Federal Lands’ Oil and Gas Resources …

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources

http://www.blm.gov/epca/phase2/text/full_text.pdf

Provides estimates of the amount of oil and natural gas resources on federal lands and the extent and nature of restrictions and impediments to their development. This phase II inventory is a comprehensive review covering 11 geologic provinces across the U.S. From the Bureau of Land Management.

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2005

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2007020

Offers trends in Internet access in U.S. schools by school characteristics, including per cent of schools and rooms with Internet access, ratio of students to computers with Internet access, technologies and procedures used to block inappropriate material, and teacher opportunities for learning how to integrate Internet access into the curriculum. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2006: Overall Results

Categories: Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2006/810678.pdf

Reports that 51% of motorcyclists used helmets in 2006, a three per cent increase from 2005. Also reports use rates by region, type of traffic, weather conditions and other factors. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Seat Belt Use in 2006: Overall Results

Categories: Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2006/810677.pdf

81% of Americans use seat belts, unchanged from the previous year. Seat belt use rose in the West and South but declined in the Midwest and the Northeast. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

States Earn Record $2.2 Billion in Royalty Receipts

Categories: Govt Finance,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://www.mms.gov/ooc/press/2006/press1128.htm

Press release with data on royalty earnings for 34 states from federal revenues associated with mineral leases on federal and American Indian lands. Wyoming led all states with $1.07 billion while Virginia received $217,000. From the Minerals Management Service

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