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Highlights of 2009 Motor Vehicle Crashes

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811363.pdf

Reports that 33,308 people died in traffic accidents on U.S. roads in 2009, the lowest fatality toll since 1950.   There was a 9.7% decline in fatalities from 2008 to 2009.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

World Trade Report 2010: Trade in Natural Resources

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/anrep_e/world_trade_report10_e.pdf

Summarizes the world trade situation in 2009-10 and then focuses on international trade in natural resources products, such as fish, forestry, fuels, and mining products.  From the World Trade Organization

Foreigners Living in the EU are Diverse and Largely Younger than the Nationals of the EU Member States

Categories: European Union,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-10-045/EN/KS-SF-10-045-EN.PDF

Studies the composition and demographic characteristics of the foreign born segment of the population in European Union countries.  From Eurostat

Many Shuras Do Not a Government Make: International Community Engagement with Local Councils in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/pb50.pdf

Argues that international involvement in the creation of local councils in Afghanistan has decreased the effectiveness of local governance and the rule of law in many places.  From the United States Institute of Peace

A Method to Assess Climate-Relevant Decisions: Application in the Chesapeake Bay (External Review Draft)

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Climate Change,Environment

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=227483

The goal of this study is to formalize an approach to inventory and analyze management decisions in order to produce useful information targeted toward effective adaptation to climate change.  The pilot study applies this approach to the Chesapeake Bay Program.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

(Chesapeake bay   climate change   environment)

The Role of Agriculture in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Environment

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EB15/EB15.pdf

Argues that U.S. agriculture can contribute to efforts to reduce GHG emissions through increased carbon sequestration, reduced methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and increased renewable energy production.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume VII, Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Vietnam

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v07

Covers the period when the Nixon Administration expanded the Vietnam War into Laos and Cambodia.  From the State Department.

Emergency Department Visits for Chest Pain and Abdominal Pain: United States, 1999-2008

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db43.pdf

This report describes trends in visits to hospital emergency rooms for chest and abdominal pain in adults and the seriousness of illness and use of imaging in these visits.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

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