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Federal Facilities in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Generally Comply with Major Clean Water Act Permits

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Waste Management

http://www.epa.gov/oigearth/reports/2007/20070905-2007-P-00032.pdf

100 federal facilities discharge into the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries. This study looked at whether the federal government was in compliance with its own standards as expressed in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits. Finds that the federal facilities in the Chesapeake Bay area had a lower rate of significant noncompliance than federal and nonfederal facilities nationwide. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Algerian Nuclear Problem, 1991: Controversy over the Es Salam Nuclear Reactor

Categories: Africa,China,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb228/index.htm

A collection of declassified State Department and other documents which reveal U.S. diplomatic negotiations with China over attempts to curtail recent Algerian nuclear activities in violation of nonproliferation agreements. From the National Security Archive.

U.S. Department of Transportation Names Six Interstate Routes as Corridors of the Future

Categories: Transportation

http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot9507.htm

Press release which announces that I-95 from Florida to Canada is one of six interstate highway corridors selected to receive federal and private funding to relieve traffic congestion by adding lanes, building truck-only lanes, adding bypasses, and introducing traffic management technology. From the Department of Transportation.

State of the Arctic

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/pubs/PDF/rich2952/rich2952.pdf

Presents a review of scientific data primarily from 2000-2005 which shows the Artic area undergoing continued warming and sea ice continuing to decrease as compared to patterns in the latter part of the 20th Century. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Postsecondary Institutions in the U.S. Fall 2006 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2005-06

Categories: Education-Higher

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007166.pdf

Covers institutional characteristics, price of attendance, and tuition and fees. Private, 4-year institutions charged undergraduates $17,943 on average for tuition and required fees. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq: Ambassador Crocker

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/2007/91941.htm

One of several high profile September 2007 reports on Iraq. Presents the views of Ambassador Ryan Crocker that 2007 has brought improvement in the security situation. From the State Department.

Global Growth, Macroeconomic Change and U.S. Agricultural Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err46/err46.pdf

Examines past trends and emerging developments to explain shifts in patterns of agricultural exports and imports. From the Economic Research Service

Rural Definitions

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Education,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/RuralDefinitions/#2007-9-4

Uses socioeconomic indicators such as population, education, and poverty to attempt to define the difference between rural and non-rural areas. From the Economic Research Service.

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