Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fact Sheet: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCC

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/31/fact-sheet-us-reports-its-2025-emissions-target-unfccc

Describes the U.S. plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions as presented to the UN and the previous actions of the Obama administration to assist in meeting the target.  From the White House

 

INDCs as Communicated by Parties

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/indc/Submission%20Pages/submissions.aspx

Website which contains the plans submitted to the UN by various nations (and the European Commission) spelling out their goals for reducing greenhouse gas pollution.  From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

United States Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC ) [Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions]

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/United%20States%20of%20America/1/U.S.%20Cover%20Note%20INDC%20and%20Accompanying%20Information.pdf

Describes the formal U.S. plan, presented to the United Nations, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below its 2005 level by 2025.  From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669367.pdf

Criticizes the library for weak IT management and calls for hiring of a permanent chief information officer expeditiously.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among the Youngest Baby Boomers: Results from a Longitudinal Survey

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/nlsoy.pdf

Surveys the employment experiences of persons born between 1957 and 1964, including number of jobs held, duration of job length, education and training.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

U. S. Net International Investment Position: End of the Fourth Quarter and Year 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/2015/pdf/intinv414.pdf

U.S. net international investment position was -6,915.3 billion as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets.   Table shows detailed breakdown by type of investment.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2011, Featuring Incidence of Breast Cancer Subtypes by Race/Ethnicity, Poverty, and State

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/107/6/djv048.full.pdf+html

Overall cancer incidence decreased by 1.8% annually for men from 2007 to 2011, while rates for women were stable from 1998 to 2011.  From the National Cancer Institute and private partners.