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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the Earth’s Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment

Describes the results of satellite study of the colder regions of the planet in a time of warming.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Rising Grain Exports by the Former Soviet Union Region: Causes and Outlook

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia,Ukraine


Looks at the prospects for grain exports from Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan over the next 10 years.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Potential Impact of Tax Reform on Farm Businesses and Rural Households

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Taxes

Finds that proposed changes to treatment of investment and business income will have the greatest potential effect on farm households.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


USDA Agricultural Projections to 2022

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

The projections cover agricultural commodities, trade, and indicators of the sector such as farm income and food prices.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Costs of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for State and Local Governments, by Census Division, 2011

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Compares costs of employee health insurance coverage for state and local governments in different regions of the country.  Finds highest costs in New England area.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists Announced

Categories: Libraries/Museums

Finalists for library award include the Williamsburg Regional Library.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Report to Congress Under Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

Latest in a series of reports to Congress on efforts to improve the accuracy of credit information maintained by national credit bureaus.  Reports that 26% of participants in a survey found at least one material error in their reports.  From the Federal Trade Commission


South China Sea

Categories: Asia,China,Energy,indonesia,Philippines

Describes the energy resouces in the South China Sea region and the political and technological problems in exploiting them.  From the Energy Information Administration


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