Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Policy Options for Reducing CO2 Emissions

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance

Compares various policy options for reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions according to three criteria: their potential to reduce emissions efficiently, the administrative cost of implementation, and the consistency of emissions reductions incentives with those of other countries. From the Congressional Budget Office

Major Work Stoppages in 2007

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

The longest work stoppage was the writers’ strike and the largest, in terms of workers idled was between General Motors and the United Auto Workers. This report has details on the number of stoppages, the number of workers idled, the length of the stoppages, and historic data from 1947. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fact Sheet: Examples of How the Economic Growth Act of 2008 Will Benefit Americans

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty

Explains who will get how much under the recently passed act. The checks will eventually be in the mail. From the Treasury Department.

Synthesis of Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Chesapeake Bay,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Presents a synthesis of the science on the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its relationship to the 2001-2006 goals for restoration. Among the key findings: population in the Bay region increased by 8% during the 1990s but impervious surfaces increased by 41%. Other factors covered in the report include the effect of climate change, transport of nitrogen in ground water, the occurrence of pesticides, the problem of increasing sediment, and impacts on fish and wildlife health. From the U.S. Geological Survey.