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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Secretary of State Kerry’s Remarks at Flag Raising Ceremony

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines

Remarks of the Secretary of State at the ceremony marking the opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba after 54 years.  From the State Department


U.S. and State Trends on Teen Birth Rates, 1990-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Interactive site which offers thematic maps and trend line for teen birth rates since 1990.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


NOAA 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Categories: Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

Includes an updated forecast which calls for a 90% probability of a below normal Atlantic hurricane season due to the strength of the El Nino conditions in the Pacific.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


Greenhouse Gases, New and Existing Power Plants

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Web site created to provide information to and receive comments from Virginians about the federal Clean Power Plan and how it might affect residents of the state.  Virginia must now develop its own state plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that generate electricity through the use of fossil fuels.  From the Department of Environmental Quality