Analyzes whether conditions are promising in Virginia territorial waters to support the generation and transmission of electrical or compressed air energy from offshore wind. Concludes the best opportunities for large scale wind projects are most likely in the Atlantic Ocean east and south of the Chesapeake Bay entrance beyond Virginia’s coastal waters. From the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Relates population growth and urbanization to climate change. Also examines the issue of whether improved reproductive health care could play a role in confronting the challenge of climate change. From the United Nations Population Fund.
Describes progress in trade developments over the past year and outlines the trade objectives for the coming year. Features a lengthy section on the role of the World Trade Organization and the status of the Doha Round of trade negotiations. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Describes the size of the current federal budget deficit in actual dollars and as a percentage of gross domestic product. Also looks at the controversy surrounding government spending as a policy tool during periods of recession. Finally compares the U.S. deficit as a percentage of GDP to that of some other developed nations. From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2006-2007
Reports that in 2006, 1% of the population accounted for 21% of the total health care expenditures and 14% of the population in the top 1% retained this ranking in 2007. The lower 50% ranked by their expenditures accounted for only 3% of the total health care expenditures for 2006 and 2007. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Reports that 19% of hospital stays began on a weekend, and that a larger percentage of the weekend admissions were through the emergency department. Also offers statistics on delays in treatment for weekend versus weekday admissions. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Press release which announces that heart disease hospitalization rates among Americans aged 65 and old vary considerably depending on where they live. The highest hospitalization rates occur among blacks compared to other racial and ethnic groups and were highest overall for counties located in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, Texas, and Oklahoma. The press release has links to the 2010 Atlas of Heart Disease Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reports that almost 13 million young adults or 30% did not have health insurance coverage in 2008. They were also less likely to have a usual source of medical care than were those with private health insurance. From the National Center for Health Statistics.