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Vital signs: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical

Describes the danger of resistance to antibiotics of a family of gastrointestinal bacteria.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Making Health Care Safer: Stop Infections from Lethal CRE Germs Now

Categories: Health/Medical

Describes the emerging danger from antibiotic resistant germs, especially in health care settings.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Public Works,Transportation

Four volume draft EIS plus executive summary plus fact sheet.  Covers potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project including impacts from construction, spills, climate change, and economic impacts.  From the State Department


Health Risk Assessment From the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Based on a Preliminary Dose Estimation

Categories: Health/Medical,Japan,Nuclear Energy,Weather/Disasters

Estimates the potential public health impact of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident  following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.  From the World Health Organization


Stolen Apes: The Illicit Trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

Describes how trafficking in great apes is now part of organized crime’s multi-billion dollar global trade.  From the United Nations Environment Programme


Elephants in the Dust: The African Elephant Crisis

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,United Nations

Describes how the African elephant population is being decimated by poachers engaged in illegal international ivory trading and what needs to be done to ensure its survival.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.


America’s Youth at 25: School Enrollment, Number of Jobs Held and Labor Market Activity: Results from a Longitudinal Survey

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports on the percentage of men and women who had received college degrees by the time they were 25.  Also reports on employment status and duration of employment relationships.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Census Bureau Reports 540,000 Workers Commute into the District of Columbia Each Day

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Quick facts about daily commuters into Washington D.C.,  their places of residence, and their commuting time.  Also provides links to further details.  From the Census Bureau


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