Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Improving Health in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Public Works

Calls for use of “health impactment assessments” in planning and decision making connected to major projects such as road building, growth planning, or developing national agricultural policies.  From the National Research Council


Faculty Salary Peer Group

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD157.pdf

Covers changes in faculty salary peer groups for two institutions, George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington.  Northern Virginia Community college was also studied but no changes were made to its peer group.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


The Effect of the Economic and Financial Crisis on Government Revenue and Expenditure

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

Reports that government expenditures for the 27 EU countries was 50% of GDP while revenues were 44% of GDP in 2010.   Provides graphs and charts showing situation of individual countries. From Eurostat


Residence Permits Issued to Non-EU Citizens in 2009

Categories: Education,European Union,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides data on numbers of new permits, countries from which people gaining permits were coming, and purposes for which permits were issued.   From Eurostat


Marine Planning

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

Describes the marine planning process to utilize the substantial economic, environmental, and social values of Britain’s marine resources.    From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Anaerobic Digestion

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Waste Management

Examines the potential for anaerobic digestion to divert waste from landfills and produce biogas, a source of renewable energy and fertilizer.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


GM Crops and Food Security

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Copyright/Patents,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Science/Technology

Examines the potential contribution that genetic modification of crops might bring to increasing food production in Europe, including the need for increased food production globally, the environmental impact of GM crops, and the controversies surrounding GM and intellectual property.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. Agencies Have Limited Ability to Account for … the Security of U.S. Nuclear Material Overseas

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Energy

Summarizes a classified report on the limitations of U.S. agencies in guaranteeing the security of U.S. nuclear material sent overseas under nuclear cooperation agreements with other countries.  From the Government Accountability Office