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2011 Wind Technologies Market Report

Categories: Energy,Statistics

Reports that wind power installations were 31% higher in 2011 than in 2010, but low natural gas prices and modest electricity demand growth slowed progress of the wind energy industry.  From the Energy Department


Adult Obesity Facts

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Discusses prevalence of obesity, links obesity with socioeconomic status, and includes map of U.S. showing prevalence of obesity by state.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Census Bureau Releases Results from the 2010 Census Race and Hispanic Origin Alternative Questionnaire Research

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census

Describes research and findings on different questionnaire design strategies for collecting census data on race and Hispanic origin.  From the Census Bureau


United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Women

Describes U.S. strategy to advance the status of women and girls around the world and prevent gender-based violence.  From the State Department


Proposed Plan for Additional Development, Wildlife Protection in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources

Press release which announces details of proposed plan for allowing additional oil and gas development while protecting caribou herds and bird habitats in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.  The plan is scheduled to be released in November 2012.  Includes link to map of preferred alternative.  From the Interior Department


Assessment of Potential Additions to Conventional Oil and Gas Resources in Discovered Fields of the United States from Reserve Growth, 2012

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology,Statistics

Estimated additions include 32 billion barrels of crude oil, 291 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 10 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.  Growth results from new discoveries, improved technology that enhances extraction from known sources, and recalculations based on changing economic /operation conditions.  From the U.S. Geological Society


Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

Categories: Children,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Announcement about new federal forms and procedures for individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children to request consideration for deferred action status to allow them to be eligible for employment authorization and remove threat of deportation.  Includes guidelines, filing process, and links to forms.  From the Department of Homeland Security


Pocketbook on the Enlargement Countries: 2012 Edition

Categories: European Union,Statistics,Turkey

A statistical report on the political and economic development of the nine enlargement countries of the European Union.  Covers Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, and Kosovo.  From Eurostat


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