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Scotland Analysis: Devolution and the Implications of Scottish Independence

Categories: Great Britain…__1_.pdf


One of a series of analyses of Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom, so the Scots will have adequate information as they prepare for a 2014 referendum on continuing with or leaving the UK.  This report examines the UK’s constitutional setup and the legal implications of independence.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm8554


Tracking and Forecasting the Nation’s Water Quality Priorities and Strategies for 2013-2023

Categories: Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Covers the status of water quality in the U.S., groundwater monitoring and modeling, predicting ecological conditions in streams, and forecasting future conditions.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from October 2012 Through December 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Latest update on the impact of ARRA on the U.S. economy.  Estimates that ARRA raised GDP by 0.1 to 0.6% and lowered unemployment by up to 0.4%.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Introduction of New Food Products with Voluntary Health- and Nutrtion-Related Claims, 1989-2010

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Tracks food products  introduced from 1989 to 2010 to better understand the adoption of voluntary health- and nutrition-related claims by companies. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Africa Environment Outlook 3: Our Environment, Our Health: Summary for Policy Makers

Categories: Africa,Environment,Health/Medical,United Nations

Discusses the linkage between environment and health in a region where environmental factors account for about 28% of the disease burden.  From the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization.



Gold Prices During and After the Great Recession

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Geology/Mining,Statistics

Describes what gold is used for, how it’s price fluctuates, and the economic implications.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Working Paper: Other Vacant Housing Units: 2000, 2005, and 2010

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Examines the characteristics of vacant housing units which are vacant for “other” than the usual reasons: currently for rent or for sale, usual residence elsewhere, etc.  Examines these other reasons for vacancy, how the reasons have changed per region, and what the characteristics of these structures are.  From the Census Bureau


Poverty Rates for Selected Detailed Race and Hispanic Groups by State and Place: 2007-2011

In this report poverty rates are summarized by race and Hispanic origin for the U.S., each state, and the District of Columbia.  Poverty rates are also presented for selected detailed race and origin groups in cities and towns with the largest populations of these groups.  From the Census Bureau


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