Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/

Offers data on major greenhouse gases which lead to climate warming. Offers 2007 results and a 1979-2007 table showing annual index changes. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Quarterly Report to Congress: Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.taxpayer.net/user_uploads/file/Bailout/OversightReports/SIGTARP/SIGTARP_April_2009_Complete.pdf

Offers descriptions and oversight activities for the 12 separate but related programs involving government and private funds of up to almost $3 trillion to strengthen banks, ease the mortgage foreclosure crisis, and purchase toxic assets. Covers developments through March 2009. From the Office of the Special Inspector General.

The 2009 Economic Landscape: How the Recession is Unfolding Across Four U.S. Regions

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/quarterly/2009_vol3_1/FDIC140_Recession_FINAL.pdf

Examines economic conditions and the effect of the 2008-2009 recession on the industrial Midwest, on housing markets in Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada, on financial centers in New York and other East Coast financial centers, and agricultural areas of the Midwest. From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

New NATO Members: Security Consumers or Producers?

Categories: Defense/Military,NATO

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=916

Examines the relative contribution of member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since it has expanded from 16 to 28 members. This monograph uses a historical analysis of burden-sharing among new NATO members in the 1992-2008 period to provide insight on burden-sharing behavior for researchers interested in NATO issues. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College..

Declassified Narrative Describing the Department of Justice Opinions on CIA Detention and Interrogat

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://intelligence.senate.gov/pdfs/olcopinion.pdf

Describes the timing and circumstances surrounding opinions issued by the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice under the Bush Administration and the early endorsement by leading administration officials of the use of controversial interrogation techniques on suspected Al Qaeda detainees. From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.