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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Zika Virus

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

Offers information about the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and affected areas. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Flint Drinking Water Documents

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.epa.gov/mi/flint-drinking-water-documents

A collection of recent reports on the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing: Final Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Youth

http://www.justice.gov/dag/file/815551/download

Results of the federal investigation into the use of solitary confinement, a.k.a restrictive housing in state and federal prisons with recommendations and guiding principles for reducing its frequency of use and implementing progressive alternatives. From the Justice Department

 

Summary of the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016_Outlook_Summary.pdf

Summary of the full report which foresees growing federal budget deficits over the next 10 years. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

State of the Climate

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

Compare past reports on annual climate back to 1997. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016Outlook.pdf

Predicts the budget deficit will increase after six years of decline if current laws remain unchanged. Also offers predictions about growth in the U.S. economy for the 2016-2020 period. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-analyses-reveal-record-shattering-global-warm-temperatures-in-2015

Press release announcing that 2015 surface temperatures on earth were the warmest since record keeping began in 1880. Includes links to the full temperature data set and the methodology behind the temperature calculations. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Which Industries Need Workers? Exploring Differences in Labor Market Activity

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/which-industries-need-workers-exploring-differences-in-labor-market-activity.htm

Examines job openings, hires and separations for individual industries, and then categorizes industries as having high or low job openings. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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