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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Biodiversity and Planning Decisions

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-429.pdf

Discusses how England tries to balance development with preservation of biodiversity through planning.

From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2011

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13309/pdf/nsf13309.pdf

Data on the extent and condition of science and engineering research facilities at colleges and universities and nonprofit biomedical research institutions.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2012

 

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2012/supplement12.pdf

Major annual source of information on the U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Offers statistics on social security, supplemental security income, Medicare, Medicaid, and other social services programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

Monitoring of Endangered Roanoke Logperch in Smith River Upstream from the Philpott Reservoir on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Property near Martinsville, Virginia

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1221/pdf/ofr2012-1221.pdf

Report on efforts to assist an endangered fish species in Virginia waters.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Expenses for Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st401/stat401.pdf

Hospital inpatient stays accounted for 31% of total healthcare spending in 2010 and the average expenditure was $13,000.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Police Transition in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR322.pdf

Discusses the need to transform the Afhan National Police from a counter-insurgency to a police service capable of enforcing the rule of law.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Wartime Sexual Violence: Misconceptions, Implications, and Ways Forward

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR323.pdf

Summarizes ten major misconceptions about wartime sexual violence and the implications for policymaking.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Major Work Stoppages in 2012

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkstp.pdf

Reports on 19 major strikes and lockouts involving 1,000 or more workers per event. Tables show details about strikes including organization and sector affected and number of days strike lasted.  Also show trends since 1947.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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