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Earl Gregg Swem Library

UNEP in 2006

Categories: United Nations

Reports on the activities and programs of the United Nations Environment Programme during 2005. From the UN.

Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the U.S.: Facts and figures for 2005

Categories: Environment,Waste Management

Biannual report for 2004 and 2005. Reports that solid waste recycling rose to more than 58 million tons in 2005 out of 246 millon tons of total solid waste. Also reports on composting and curbside recycling programs. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Estimates of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Fatalities and People Injured

Categories: Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Reports a slight decrease in the number of people killed in traffic accidents in 2006. Estimates the 2006 toll at 43,300 and another 2.5 million injured. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Firearms Act Handbook

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations

Covers the history and content of major firearms acts, registration processes, taxes, and other information of value to firearms manufacturers, dealers and collectors. From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Unauthorized Employment in the United States: Issues and Options

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment

There were an estimated 7.2 million unauthorized workers in the U.S. civilian labor force in 2005. This report discusses various options to curtail unauthorized workers and support immigration reform, including increasing penalties on employers who hire unauthorized workers and creating an electronic system for verifying worker eligibility. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2007

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Women

Latest in a series of volumes examining the economies and societies of the Asian nations. In 2006 the economies of Asian and Pacific nations grew by a robust 7.9% but integration into the global economy and gender discrimination pose continuing challenges. From the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

How Worrisome is a Negative Saving Rate?

Categories: Business/Economics

Identifies some of the factors depressing personal saving, examines how broader savings measures have fared, and assesses the likelihood that low savings rates will slow consumer spending and impede growth in living standards. From the New York Federal Reserve Bank

Affordable Housing Needs 2005:Report to Congress

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty

The tenth in a series of Worst Case Needs reports to Congress on the number of families and individuals who pay 50% or more of their monthly income for rent or substandard housing. The number of households with Worst Case Needs increased by 16% from 2003 to 2005. From the Housing and Urban Development Department.

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