Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Improving Health in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Public Works

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13229

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1572011/$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

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-11-045/EN/KS-SF-11-045-EN.PDF

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

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-11-043/EN/KS-SF-11-043-EN.PDF

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

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn388_Marine-Planning.pdf

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

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn387_anaerobic-digestion.pdf

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

http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn_386-GM-Crops-and-Food-Security.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11920.pdf

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