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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Climate Change and Wildlife

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Climate Change,Natural Resources

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RS22597_20070206.pdf

Examines the effect of climate change on wildlife species and the debate about whether species will adapt or migrate to survive or be unable to adapt so rapidly. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

U.S. International Travel and Tourism Balance of Trade (Receipt/Exports and Payments/Imports) 1996-2

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.total_intl_travel_spending_1996-2006.html

Ten year trends of data which interpret travel receipts and purchases in terms of trade balances. From the International Trade Administration

Sixth Annual Report to the President on Hispanic Employment in the Federal Government

Categories: Govt Personnel,Hispanics

http://www.opm.gov/Diversity/Hispanic/annual/reports/Dec2006/HispanicEmploymentReport.pdf

Reports that the percentage of Hispanics working for the federal government increased from 7.4% in June 2005 to 7.5% in June 2006. Shows number and percentage of Hispanic workers by agency. From the Office of Personnel Management.

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical

http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/pdf/prescrip_disposal.pdf

New federal guidelines for safe and approved disposal of unused prescription drugs. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy

2007 Draft U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/usinventoryreport07.html

Draft available for public comment before final version is adopted. Presents estimates by the U.S. government of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks for the years 1990 through 2005. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

2006 State of the Markets Report

Categories: Energy

http://www.ferc.gov/market-oversight/st-mkt-ovr/som-rpt-2006.pdf

Discusses major trends and events in electricity and natural gas delivery and service during 2006. Sees need for investment in infrastructure and increasing reliance on natural gas for electricity generation as major long term trends. From the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The Animal Welfare Act: Background and Selected Legislation

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Laws/Regulations

http://cnie.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Dec/RS22493.pdf

Reviews the history, key provisions, and subsequent amendments to the Animal Welfare Act from 1966 to date and considers further legislation relating to animal welfare introduced in recent sessions of Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

Genetic Testing: Scientific Background for Policymakers

Categories: Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL33832_20070126.pdf

Covers fundamental concepts in genetics and genetic testing and implications for policy makers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

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