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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Estimates that 287,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2010, a decline of 47% from 1990 levels with India and Nigeria accounting for one-third of deaths.  From the World Health Organization, the UN Population Fund and other organizations.


World Health Statistics 2012

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,United Nations

Features country level statistics on health, global health indicators, and special sections on noncommunicable diseases, health expenditures and universal coverage, and vital statistics systems.  From the World Health Organization


Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

Looks at disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning in seven Pacific Island nations.  From the United Nations


ICT for Disabled People

Categories: Disability,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Summarizes the issues disabled people face in using information and communication technologies and looks at progress towards achieving equivalent access to services for disabled and nondisabled users.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology



Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Energy,Great Britain,Transportation

This note considers the opportunities and challenges of producing bioenergy sustainably to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Assessing Energy Efficiency

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,European Union,Great Britain,Prices/Inflation

This note examines definitions of energy efficiency, looks at methods to measure and verify achieved energy savings, and summarizes UK and EU policies to promote energy efficiency.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


The 2008-2009 Recession and Recovery: Implications for the Growth and Financial Health of U.S. Agriculture

Describes reasons why the U.S. agricultural sector is better positioned than most U.S. industries to recover from the recession and thrive due to markets for U.S. exports.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Potential Impact of Changes in Immigration Policy on U.S. Agriculture and the Market for Hired Farm Labor: A Simulation Analysis

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Calculates how changes in the supply of foreign farm labor due to immigration law changes could affect all sectors of the economy, including agriculture.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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