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Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

A review of some 400 major scientific contributions to the understanding of earth systems and climate released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years. Suggests that climate warming is occurring faster than originally anticipated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. From the United Nations Environment Programme.

Judicial and Court Statistics 2008

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Statistics

Offers statistics on judicial and court activity in England and Wales during 2008. From the Ministry of Justice.

Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2006

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Presents statistical information on demographic and general employment characteristics of individuals who have received a doctorate in a science, engineering, or health field from a U.S. academic institution. Information includes salaries of doctoral scientists and engineers by field of doctorate and occupation. From the National Science Foundation

Russian Elite Image of Iran: From the Late Soviet Era to the Present

Categories: Iran,Russia

Examines the shifting hopes and misgivings of Russian intellectuals for forming an alliance with the Muslim world centered on Iran. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Agricultural Land Tenure and Carbon Offsets

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Environment

Examines the potential role that land ownership might play in determining the agricultural sector’s involvement in carbon sequestration programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance …

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Full title: Offer Rates, Take-Up Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas The report compares these values to national averages for the private sector. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Attitudes Toward Health Insurance and their Persistence over Time, Adults, 2006-2007

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Provides a summary of the attitudes adults have regarding the need for health insurance coverage and its cost over the time period 2006-2007. Reports that 11% of adults agreed with the statement that they were healthy and didn’t need health insurance. 25% of adults agreed that health insurance is not worth the money it costs. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Economic Slowdown Widespread in 2008

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Provides detailed statistical tables on gross domestic product by metropolitan area for 2008 and revised figures for the 2005-2007 period. Ranks metro areas by current and chained dollars and components of change by broad industry categories. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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