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Fact Sheet: New Administration Proposal to Help Consumers Facing Cancellations

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/14/fact-sheet-new-administration-proposal-help-consumers-facing-cancellatio

Describes new policies enacted by the administration in the wake of health insurance policy cancellations by insurance companies whose policies did not meet minimum Affordable Care Act standards.  From the White House

 

Report to the General Assembly 2013

Categories: Education,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/Reports/Rpt444.pdf

Reviews the key findings of the audit agencies studies and recaps significant actions taken in response to JLARC recommendations.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Review of Non-Academic Services and Costs at Virginia’s Public Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/Reports/Rpt443.pdf

The second in a series of reports by a legislative commission on how to reduce the cost of public higher education in Virginia.  Focuses on intercollegiate athletic programs, campus recreation facilities, student housing and dining, and auxiliary enterprise facilities.  Finds that sports programs do not generate enough revenue to cover their expenses and use, on average, 12% of tuition and fees.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Medal of Honor Recipients: 1979-2013

Categories: Defense/Military,Veterans

http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid=%270E%2C*PL[%3A%22%40%20%20%0A

Includes descriptions of the acts of valor for which the medals were awarded.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Senate

 

World Energy Outlook 2013 Factsheet

Categories: Brazil,Energy

http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/media/weowebsite/factsheets/WEO2013_Factsheets.pdf

Projects developments in global energy markets to 2035 with a special section on the energy outlook for Brazil.  From the Energy Information  Adminstration

 

Urban Green Infrastructure

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Urban Issues

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-448.pdf

Summarizes research evidence of the effectiveness of green infrastructure in urban areas and challenges to its implementation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/pdf/nsf13304_full.pdf

Provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.  Covers 6 topical areas: enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, academic employment, and disability.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Quantifying Groundwater’s Role in Delaying Improvements to Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/es401334k

Describes a project to determine the time required for the effects of nitrogen-reducing best management practices to result in improvements in water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.  From the U.S. Geological Survey and Environmental Science & Technology Journal

 

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