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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Europe’s Energy Security: Options and Challenges to Natural Gas Supply Diversification

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,European Union,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42405.pdf

Focuses on potential approaches that Europe might employ to diversify its sources of natural gas supply, the role that Russia plays in Europe’s energy policies, and key factors that could hinder efforts to develop alternative suppliers of natural gas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Points of Order in the Congressional Budget Process

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/97-865.pdf

Explains how points of order are used in the Congressional budget process to enforce the parameters for budgetary legislation.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Foreign Surveillance and the Future of Standing to Sue Post-Clapper

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43107.pdf

Reviews past attempts to file lawsuits challenging government intelligence gathering methods, specifically the case known as Clapper v. Amnesty International, and whether recent revelations of  government methods will improve the prospects for future court challenges. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Existing and Future Truck Delay in Hampton Roads

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Existing%20and%20Future%20Truck%20Delay%20in%20HR%20DRAFT%20Report.pdf

Expands a previous analysis of existing truck volumes and delays to include estimates of future truck volumes and delays in the Hampton Roads region.   From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Hampton Roads Long-Range Transportation Plan: Visioning Survey Report: Navigating the Future to 2040

Categories: Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/Reports/SurveyReportDraft.pdf

Contains a summary of the results of a fall 2012 survey of public and stakeholder opinion on an array of transportation-related topics on the Hampton Roads region.  Includes key findings and a summary of next steps in developing the 2040 LRTP.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Even One is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker

Categories: Income/Poverty,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/pubs/wp/wp1303.pdf

Examines wage gap between smokers and non-smokers, the reasons for such a wage gap, and the amount of smoking that can cause the gap.   From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Homicide Rates Among Persons Aged 10-24 Years, United States, 1981-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Guns,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6227a1.htm?s_cid=mm6227a1_w

Describes the results of an analysis of homicide rates among those 10-24 years of age in the U.S. including variations by sex, age, race/ethnicity, time period, and mechanism of injury.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2013

Categories: Asian Americans,Children,Headlines,Hispanics,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2013/ac_13.pdf

Latest annual report which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  Also reports on statistical trends such as the growing diversity of children; more than half of U.S. children by 2050 will be Asian, Hispanic or of two or more races.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

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