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Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds (External Review Draft)

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,Urban Issues

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=247495

Reports on the vulnerability of 20 urban U.S. watersheds to a range of plausible mid-21st Century climate change and urban development scenarios.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

MATCH: Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://match.globalchange.gov/geoportal/catalog/main/home.page

Interactive tool for climate researchers that offers access to metadata about thousands of federal government datasets related to health, the environment, and climate science.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Access and Experiences Regarding Health Care: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 18 and Older, 2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st406/stat406.pdf

Provides information by race/ethnicity and other sociodemographic characteristics on the ability to receive needed medical care.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Midterm Challenges in Nigeria: Elections, Parties, and Regional Conflict

Categories: Africa,Elections/Campaigns,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR334-Midterm%20Challenges%20in%20Nigeria_0.pdf

Assesses the emerging political party system and searches for lessons from the country’s historic pattern of election-related conflict. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Labor/Employment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/UNINews.nsf/vwLkpById/EC90FA91A0DB11C0C1257B6B0028A4DE/$FILE/2013-05-13%20-%20Accord%20on%20Fire%20and%20Building%20Safety%20in%20Bangladesh.pdf

Agreement to establish a fire and building safety program in the country for a period of five years.  Companies that sign the agreement pledge to create an implementation plan within 45 days.  From the United Nations

 

Self-Reported Increased Confusion or Memory Loss and Associated Functional Difficulties Among Adults Aged 60 Years and Older—21 States, 2011

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6218a1.htm?s_cid=mm6218a1_x

Finds that 12.7% of respondents reported increased confusion or memory loss in the preceding 12 months. Results broken down by socio-demographic characteristics.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18311

Controversial report that suggests that high and low sodium intake may be harmful to health.  From the National Institutes of Health

 

Medicare May 2013 Baseline

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44205_Medicare_0.pdf

Latest projections, as of May 2013, of financial projections for Medicare to 2023.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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