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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Liquid Fuels and Natural Gas in the Americas

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/americas/pdf/americas.pdf

Examines the major energy trends and developments of the past decade in the Americas, with a focus on natural gas and liquid fuels.  Covers reserves, production, consumption, trade, and investment.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3394e/i3394e.pdf

Presents the procedures that need to be followed for conservation of plant genetic resources.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

The State of the World’s Children 2014

Categories: Children,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/sowc2014/numbers/

Emphasizes the importance of data in improving the lives of the most deprived children in the world.  From UNICEF

 

Human Cause of Global Warming is Near Certainty, UN Reports

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47047&Cr=climate+change&Cr1=#.UuvTQZy2zfV

Press release announcing final revisions to a report released in September 2013, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.  From the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Virginia

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/CB_SNAP_in_Virginia-01-21-14_1.pdf

Reports that 11% of Virginians received benefits from the food stamp program in 2012 and that 75% of the families receiving benefits had at least one employed member.  This brief provides facts about the program in Virginia and reviews ways in which the program is changing.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://afcommission.whs.mil/public/docs/AF%20Report.pdf

Findings and recommendations for legislative and administrative actions on the future of the Air Force.  Calls for greater reliance on reserves and expanding opportunities for longer service in uniform to lower personnel costs.  From the Commission.

 

Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,European Union,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-455.pdf

Summarizes the evidence on the safety and quality of electronic cigarettes, explores some of the social issues raised, and reviews current United Kingdom and European Union regulation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Risks from Climate Feedbacks

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-454.pdf

Discusses what climate feedbacks are and the challenges they present for climate change mitigation policies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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