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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 2009-10

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13322/pdf/nsf13322.pdf

Provides statistics on trends in the number of individuals receiving doctorates in science and engineering fields including social sciences.  Covers doctoral institutions, fields of study, characteristics of doctorate recipients, and post-graduation plans of recipients.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

National Assessment of Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: Southeast Atlantic Coast

Categories: Environment,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1130/

First regional assessment of the vulnerability of coastlines to extreme erosion during hurricane landfalls

such as Isabel, Irene, and Sandy in recent years. This report covers the Southeast Atlantic Coast area and includes links to data set.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

National Assessment of Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: Mid-Atlantic Coast

Categories: Environment,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1131/

First regional assessment of the vulnerability of coastlines to extreme erosion during hurricane landfalls such as Isabel, Irene, and Sandy in recent years. This report covers the Mid-Atlantic area and includes links to data set.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources—Results

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1386/pdf/circular1386.pdf

Reports results of a national assessment to determine the extent of carbon dioxide that could be stored in geologic formations of the U.S. Reports the potential to store a mean of 3,000 metric gigatons of CO2.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Beyond the Border Action Plan: Progress Report on Facilitating the Conduct of Cross-Border Business

Categories: Homeland Security,Transportation

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/BTB%20Cross%20Border%20Business%20Report.pdf

Summarizes progress made in improving the flow of goods and people across the U.S.-Canada border since the development of the BTB Action Plan in December 2011. From the Department of Homeland Security

 

U.S. – China Climate Change Working Group Fact Sheet

Categories: China,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2013/07/211768.htm

Outlines the five action initiatives agreed to by negotiators for the two countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.  From the State Department

 

Small Business Lending in the United States 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/sbl_12study.pdf

Latest annual report on bank lending to small businesses.  Offers data on the number and amount of loans and the ratio of loans to total assets.  Also offers statistics on lending by banks by state.  From the Small Business Administration

 

2011 Housing Profile: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/ahs11-19.pdf

Offers a snapshot of information about housing in the local metro area, including housing inventory, ownership or rental by age groups, physical characteristics, and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

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