Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2014

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/usinventoryreport.html

Annual report on U.S. emissions and removals by source, economic sector, and greenhouse gas.  Provides separate links to different sections of 2014 report.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/psc/file/842411/download

Provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing U.S. children including child pornography offenses, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and sex offense registry violations.  Also contains a section on the unique problems of child exploitation in Indian country.  Also reviews federal agency efforts to combat child exploitation.  From the Department of Justice

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015.

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html

Offers access to data sets for U.S. population change from the last Census Day to July 1, 2015 by nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas.  From the Census Bureau

 

Federal Funding for Research Increases by 6% in FY2014; Total Federal R&D Up 4%

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16311/nsf16311.pdf

Federal obligations for research reached $62.9 billion in FY2014.  Also provides breakdowns for basic and applied research, and for spending by agencies.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

Categories: Libraries/Museums

http://www.c-span.org/video/?408358-1/librarian-congress-nominee-carla-hayden-confirmation-hearing

Video of the Hayden confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.  From C-Span

 

We the People: Your Voice in the White House

Categories: Presidency

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

A revised, more mobile friendly version of the site where you can start a petition on issues that matter to you.  Threshold for response is still 100,000 signatures.  From the White House

 

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