Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,United Nations

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2016

Annual report on how successful the U.S. has been in meeting its commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Includes trends in greenhouse gas emissions, energy-related emissions of GHGs from stationary and mobile sources, emissions from industrial and agricultural sources and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2015-16 School Year

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-2015-16.html

Biennial release of data on civil rights issues in U.S. public schools.  Includes press release on availability of data, issue brief on school climate and safety issues, and data on student access to STEM courses.  Also includes data criminal offenses in public schools.  From the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2026

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018019.pdf

Latest annual issue which provides national level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary/secondary level and enrollment and degrees awarded at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to 2026. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

China’s Retaliatory Tariffs on Selected U.S. Agricultural Products

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10880.pdf

Discusses the impact of potential Chinese tariffs on 93 categories of U.S. agricultural products valued at about $2 billion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Overview of the Federal Tax System in 2018

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45145.pdf

Describes the new federal tax structure and system created by P.L.115-97 signed into law at the end of 2017.  Also provides selected statistics on the tax system as a whole. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists