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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop

Categories: Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Weather/Disasters

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12949

Provides insights and conclusions from a workshop on the dangers to human health posed by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.  From the Institute of Medicine

2009 NGO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Categories: Asia,East Europe,Foreign Assistance

http://www.usaid.gov/locations/europe_eurasia/dem_gov/ngoindex/2009/

Tracks the progress made by the nongovernment organization sector in 29 countries in dealing with problems facing their societies.  From the U.S. Agency for International Development

Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act 2010

Categories: Africa,Asia,East Europe,Foreign Assistance,Public Works

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/146141.pdf

Describes U.S. efforts over the past year to expand access to safe drinking water and other water/sanitation improvement projects in developing countries of the world.  From the State Department

Trends in Select Reported Chronic Conditions for Persons Under Age 40 … 1997 and 2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st292/stat292.pdf

Reports on medical conditions/problems that have increased for those under age 40 over the past ten years.  Among the increasing medical conditions requiring treatments were diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Gender Differences Among Older Black Admissions to Treatment

Categories: African Americans,Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Statistics

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k10/237/237OlderBlacks2k10Web.pdf

African Americans represent 12.2% of the U.S. population but 20.7% of substance abuse treatment admissions.  Older African American females were more likely than males to have reported substance abuse involving cocaine or heroin.  Males were more likely to report abuse of alcohol.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005/Summer 2006

Categories: Children,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p70-121.pdf

Shows the number and characteristics of children in different types of child care arrangements in the spring of 2005 and summer of 2006.  Also provides historical trends in child care arrangements since 1985.  From the Census Bureau

Trends from the 2010 Job Reports Underscore Need for Aid to States and Localities

Categories: Education,Federal State Relations,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://jec.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=23b46b01-499c-4617-a976-e959b87940dc

Discusses the effects of the recession on state government budgets and public employment at the state and local level.  From the Joint Economic Committee

Report of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/CCS-Task-Force-Report-2010.pdf

Discusses the importance of carbon capture and storage technologies in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, current financial and legislative barriers to deployment of CCS technologies, and recommendations for overcoming such barriers.  From the Task Force and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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