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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on Blue Crab Fishery Management Plan

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD3462010/$file/RD346.pdf

Reports on the status and current implementation of the management plan.  Reports major improvement in the abundance of blue crabs for the second consecutive winter, following the December 2009-March 2010 Bay-wide Winter Dredge Survey. From the Virginia Marine Resources Commission

World Health Report 2010: Health Systems Financing, The Path to Universal Coverage

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/whr/2010/en/index.html

Offers practical guidance on ways to finance health care.  Estimates that 20% to 40%  of current health spending is wasted through inefficiency and suggests 10 areas where better policies and practices could increase the impact of expenditures.  From the World Health Organization

Renewable Energy Statistics

Categories: Energy,European Union,Statistics,Transportation

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-10-056/EN/KS-SF-10-056-EN.PDF

Reports that renewable energy accounted for 10% of gross final energy consumption in the European Union in 2008.  Also provides data for share of renewable energy accounting for electricity, heat, and transport.  From Eurostat

Number of Doctorates Awarded Continue to Grow: Indicators of Employment Outcomes Mixed

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf11305/nsf11305.pdf

Reports that nearly 50,000 research doctorates were awarded in 2009, an increase of 1.6% over 2008.  The proportion of 2009 doctorate recipients with employment prospects for the coming year was slightly less than reported for 2008.  Offers detailed statistics about characteristics of doctorate recipients and fields of study.  From the National Science Foundation

U.S. Academic Scientific Publishing

Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srs11201/pdf/srs11201.pdf

Examines scientific publication trends in the top 200 research and development performing  academic institutions, as measured by their 1988-2001 research expenditures to learn how various resource inputs and other factors relate to article production.  From the National Science Foundation

The Principal Rare Earth Elements Deposits of the United States: A Summary of Domestic Deposits and a Global Perspective

Categories: Geology/Mining,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5220/downloads/SIR10-5220.pdf

Describes what rare earth elements are, why that are increasingly important for high-technology applications, and where REE can be found in the U.S.  Attempts to provide a nontechnical overview of domestic reserves and resources of REE and possibilities for utilizing those resources.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

Secession and Precedent in Sudan and Africa

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Sudan

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB%2068%20-%20Secession%20and%20Precedent%20in%20Sudan%20and%20Africa_0.pdf

Considers whether the vote on possible secession in Sudan will lead to threats of other secession efforts in Africa.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Countering Radicalization in America: Lessons from Europe

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR262%20-%20Countering_Radicalization_in_America.pdf

Discusses strategies, modeled on European practices,  pursued by U.S. agencies to limit the spread of terrorist activities by American Muslims.   From the United States Institute of Peace

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