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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1532013/$file/RD153.pdf

Studies the costs to the state of this problem and identifies best practices in reducing the incidence.  From the Virginia Department of Health

 

2013-14 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/TuitionFees/2013-14TFReport.pdf?from=

Tuition and fee increases for 2013-14 academic year , state tuition and fee trends over the past 25 years, and trends in tuition nationally.  The average of tuition and fee increases will be 4.3% for next year.  From the State Council of Higher Education

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2013

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2013/fast_facts13.pdf

Basic program data and information for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards to Help Promote American Energy Indpendence …

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/02592BE566BA346685257BBF005A7DB2

Agency press release which describes the final 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard program.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios: The Southeast U.S.

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Weather/Disasters

http://scenarios.globalchange.gov/sites/default/files/NCA-SE_Regional_Scenario_Summary_20130517_banner.pdf

One of a series of regional overviews of recently observed climate changes and possible future climate changes as simulated by climate models.  This overview covers the Southeast from Virginia to Florida.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Growth and Evolution in China’s Agricultural Support Policies

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1156829/err153.pdf

Discusses the trend in China’s price supports for agricultural products and the effect these policies have had on U.S. agricultural exports. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Farm Size and the Organization of U.S. Crop Farming

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1156726/err152.pdf

Small farms are increasing in number but more farmland is now concentrated in large farms.  This report covers             changes in farm size and other attributes of farm structure.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Firearm Homicides and Suicides in Major Metropolitan Areas, United States, 2006-2007 and 2009-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Guns,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6230a1.htm?s_cid=mm6230a1_x

Covers some 22,000 firearm homicides and 38,000 firearm suicides in the 50 most populous U.S. metro areas by rates and trends.  Compares all ages rates with 10-19 year old rates in each metro area.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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