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Rosetta

Categories: Headlines,Science/Technology

http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/

Website for the Rosetta mission which achieved the first landing on a comet in history. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Review of State Spending: 2014 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt462.pdf

Latest annual report on the growth of Virginia state government spending over the past ten years. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Addressing the Cost of Public Higher Education in Virginia

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

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt461.pdf

Finds that Virginia’s institutions of higher education are among the best but also the costliest for in-state students and that spending increases have been mostly directed to nonacademic services.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2014-16 Systemwide Operating and Financial Aid Budget Amendment Recommendations for Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/Budget/2014SOCbudgetamendmentrecommendations.pdf?from=

Recommendations to the legislature from the agency that oversees higher education in Virginia.  Calls for greater financial support for students in the wake of a decline of 49% in per-student general fund appropriations between 2001 and 2016.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

GM Insects and Disease Control

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-483.pdf

Summarizes possible benefits, risks and uncertainties associated with the development of geneticially modified insects as a means of disease control.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4493.pdf

Summarizes overall U.S. merchandise trade performance in broad industry categories and compares it with previous years.  Also features a special section on value added by trade.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ Report to Leaders

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/November/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Trade-Ministers-Report-to-Leaders

Reports on recent progress toward trade agreement among Pacific Ocean nations.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Urban Issues

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/DOE-OE_SLR%20Public%20Report_Final%20_2014-10-10.pdf

Covers New York, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles to help establish a baseline understanding of the specific threat SLR poses to coastal energy infrastructure.  From the Energy Department

 

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