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Finding that Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Cause or Contribute to Air Pollution that May Reasonably be Anticipated to Endanger Public Health and Welfare

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

Text of the final rule which finds that elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere endanger public health and welfare and that emissions from certain classes of aircraft engines are contributing to the pollution.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


EPA Determines that Aircraft Emissions Contribute to Climate Change Endangering Public Health and the Environment

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

Press release explaining the EPA determination that emissions from large commercial jets contribute to GHG pollution and climate change.  The next step will be to develop aircraft engine emission standards.  From the Environmental Protection Agency.


William J. Howell et al v. Terence McAuliffe et al.

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

4-3 ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court that Governor McAuliffe exceeded his constitutional authority in restoring civil rights to convicted felons who had served their time.  At issue was whether the governor had the power to restore rights prior to the fall election to all those meeting the requirements en masse or had to individually review and approve each individual case. From the Supreme Court of Virginia


June Marks 14 Consecutive Months of Record Heat for the Globe

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

Press release on the record high global temperatures in June, the highest in 137 years of record keeping.  The year to date temperatures also broke the previous record set in 2015.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18


Sports-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reviews the most common types of sports injuries that are resulting in visits to hospitals, the trends in such injuries, and the characteristics of those who suffer them.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Provides a picture of the percentage of employees in the public and private sectors who participate in medical care, retirement, and life insurance benefits.   Also provides information for types of occupations and regions of country.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

With controversies surrounding recent police actions, this report provides information about the basic training programs for law enforcement personnel.  Includes training methods, subject areas, hours of instruction, demographics of students, completion rates, and reasons for failure.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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