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Solving the Puzzle: Researching the Impacts of Climate Change Around the World

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/climate/pdf/NSF_Climate_Change_Report.pdf

This report addresses some of the major questions facing climate-change researchers, and how National Science Foundation-funded research is seeking to answer those questions. From the National Science Foundation

2009 Special 301 Report

Categories: Canada,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Israel,Pakistan,Russia

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2009/2009_Special_301_Report/asset_upload_file500_15612.pdf

The latest annual review by the U.S. government of the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. Reviews the performance of 77 countries and designates 12 in the category of Priority Watch List, including China, Russia, Canada, India, Israel, Pakistan and Venezuela. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Occupational Employment and Wages 2008

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf

Reports that the U.S. median wage in 2008 was $15.57 per hour or $32,390 per year. Occupations with wage levels at the U.S. median were bookkeeping, auditing and accounting clerks, general maintenance and repair workers, and teachers. Contains numbers employed and median wages for detailed occupations at the national level and selected statistics at the state and metro area levels. . From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The New Balance: Limited Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=915

Calls for an unconventional revolution in U.S. land forces that strengthens them for intervention in complex and violent crises of governance and security in states crippled by internal disorder. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

School-Based Bank Savings Programs: Bringing Financial Education to Students

Categories: Careers,Education

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5816a4.htm?s_cid=mm5816a4_x

Describes a program in which banks collaborate with schools to create financial education programs which range from creating mini-banks to career-oriented banker training. From the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

High School Students Who Tried To Quit Smoking Cigarettes: United States, 2007

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5816a4.htm?s_cid=mm5816a4_x

Short article which reports that of 60.9% of high school students who tried to quit smoking cigarettes, only 12.2% were successful. Provides some gender and race/ethnicity data about smoking cessation success. From Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Treaties in Force: A List of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the U.S. in Force on 1/1

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/122713.pdf

Offers the text of treaties in force as of January 1, 2009 and to which the U.S. is a party. Arranged in two sections for bilateral and multilateral treaties. From the State Department.

How Much is Enough? The U.S. Navy and Finite Deterrence

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb275/index.htm

A collection of declassified documents from the 1950s and 1960s which featured a debate about whether the U.S. could achieve adequate nuclear deterrence by relying on a fleet of 40 missile-launching Polaris submarines. From the National Security Archive.

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