Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics

Categories: Statistics,Women

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/WW2010pub.htm

Highlights the differences in the status of men and women in various areas such as families, health, education, work, decision making and income.  From UN Data

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Atlas of our Changing Environment

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Latin America,United Nations

http://na.unep.net/atlas/lac/book.php

Uses satellite imagery and photos to examine environmental change in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Also contains environmental profiles of 65 countries.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

From Crisis to Recovery: The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.oecd.org/document/3/0,3746,en_21571361_37705603_44006467_1_1_1_1,00.html

Discusses the origins of the economic crisis, government responses, and measures to prevent its recurrence.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Giving: White Paper

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Great Britain,Volunteering

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8084/8084.pdf

British government proposals for stimulating charitable donations and volunteer work.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8084

 

Landscapes of the Future

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn_380-Landscapes-of-the-Future.pdf

The UK faces major challenges addressing projected population increases, climate change, and economic growth with limited land and natural resources.  This note examines how policy structures, including planning reforms, might deliver land use systems that meet these challenges.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP11-46.pdf

Discusses proposed legislation that would abolish terrorism prevention measures created by 2005 legislation and replace it with a new regime designed to protect the British public from terrorism.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 11/46

 

Political Violence Against Americans 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Statistics,Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/163663.pdf

Provides the latest annual statistical overview of terrorist violence against Americans during 2010, and sections by region of the world where incidents of violence occurred, where Americans were injured, and where Americans were killed.  From the State Department

 

How We Commute

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/crossings/post/How-We-Commute.aspx

Brief article on trends in commuting in the Hampton Roads metro area.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization