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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cheapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-Up Plan: Progress Report

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Waste Management

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4292008/$file/RD429.pdf

Latest progress report, released for consideration of the General Assembly session of 2009. Covers wastewater, agricultural runoff, and development. Reports that 343 miles of rivers were removed from the impaired list because of cleanup efforts. From the Secretary of Natural Resources.

Ear Infections (Otitis Media) in Children: Use and Expenditures, 2006

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st228/stat228.pdf

Describes the nature of ear infections, why they occur most frequently in children, the number of children who were treated for the problem and the cost. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Utah is Fastest Growing State in 2007-2008

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/013049.html

Press release which reports that Utah with a population growth of 2.5% was the fastest growing state in the period from July 1, 2007 to June 30 2008. Arizona, Texas, North Carolina and Colorado were also among the five fastest growing states. Texas gained the most people, 484,000, while Michigan and Rhode Island were the only two states whose population declined. From the Census Bureau.

Culturally Affiliated Native American Human Remains Not Published in Notices

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Native Americans

http://www.nps.gov/history/NAGPRA/REVIEW/MaasCulturallyAffiliatedReportFinal.pdf

Intends to clarify the circumstances surrounding a collection of more than 1,000 Native American human remains in museum and federal agency collections across the U.S., to link the remains to present day Indian tribes, and promote the process of repatriation of the remains to the tribes. From the National Park Service.

Sources of Social Statistics: Education

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/briefings/SNSG-03839.pdf

Identifies sources for statistics on education finance, teachers, and higher or advanced education in the United Kingdom. From the Library of the House of Commons.

Abrupt Climate Change: Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap3-4/final-report/default.htm#finalreport

Assesses the likelihood of abrupt change in the earth’s climate system including the potential for rapid changes to glaciers and ice sheets, methane emissions, and rising sea levels. From the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.

Collapse of I-35W Highway Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://www.ntsb.gov/publictn/2008/HAR0803.pdf

Final accident report on the collapse of the highway bridge that killed 13 people and injured 145. Blames poor bridge design, poor inspection, and the placement of heavy construction materials for the bridge collapse. From the National Transportation Safety Board.

Islamist Militancy in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Region and U.S. Policy

Categories: Afghanistan,Homeland Security,Pakistan,Religion/Ethics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34763.pdf

Analyzes the nature of the threat of militancy in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region to U.S. security, Pakistan government stability, and Afghanistan peace efforts. Also looks at policy options for the U.S. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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