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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Freight Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/FF%26F_complete.pdf

Covers the volume and value of freight flows in the U.S., the condition and performance of the freight network, and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

 

Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/PTFF%202016_full.pdf

Covers characteristics and trends of personal travel in the U.S., the network over which such travel takes place, and related economic, safety, and environmental aspects of passenger travel.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Global Implications of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Categories: Climate Change,Crime/Justice,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,Treaties

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_on_IUU_Fishing.pdf

Defines the nature of illegal and unregulated fishing, describes the threat to legitimate fishing and ocean health posed by such activities, and prospects for alleviation of the problem through such actions as the Port State Measures Agreement that came into force in June 2016.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Implications for U.S. National Security of Anticipated Climate Change

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_Climate_Change.pdf

Discusses threats to national security from global warming in the near term, over the next five, years, and over the next twenty years.  Among the threats covered: severe weather, adverse effects on food prices and availability, increased risks to human health, negative impacts on investments and economic competitiveness, and sea level rise.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Sea-Level Rise and U.S. Coasts: Science and Policy Considerations

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44632.pdf

Although the extent and pace of future sea-level rise remains uncertain, the phenomenon is expected to contribute to floods, erosion, saltwater intrusion into coastal freshwaters, and changes in coastal terrestrial and estuarine ecosystems.  Considers the causes, the effects on U.S. coasts, and the policy questions for Congress.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Proclamation, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Expansion

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/26/presidential-proclamation-papahanaumokuakea-marine-national-monument

Expands a National Monument area off the northwestern Hawaiian Islands to become the world’s largest marine protected area.  From the White House

 

 

2016 World Population Data Sheet

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.prb.org/pdf16/prb-wpds2016-web-2016.pdf

Features statistical tables with country level population, health, and environment data.  From the Population Reference Bureau

2016 Pocket Guide to Transportation

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Pocket%20Guide%202016.pdf

A collection of statistics on the U.S. transportation system with major trends.  Covers freight, passenger, environment, safety, and efficiency topics.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

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