Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

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

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Native Americans,Population/Census

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682765.pdf

Every two years a new list of high financial risk programs is issued by GAO.  This year sees one program removed (sharing of information about terrorism) and three added (2020 Census, Management of Programs serving Indian tribes, and federal environmental liabilities).  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Report Sections for the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/report-sections-2015-tri-national-analysis

Offers links to various parts of the TRI 2015 report including text of complete report, executive summary, releases of chemicals, industry sectors and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Complete Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_complete_english.pdf

Features text of complete report for 2015 of the annual release of certain toxic chemicals to air, land, and water by U.S. industrial facilities.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

State of the Climate: National Overview Annual 2016

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

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201613

Finds that the average temperature for the contiguous United States was 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit or 2.9 degrees above the 20th century average.  It was the second warmest year on record.  Also includes precipitation, statewide highlights, seasonal summaries, snow and ice, hurricanes and tropical storms, and tornadoes.  From the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

State of the Climate: Global Analysis Annual 2016

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

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613

Reviews global weather patterns for the past year and finds that 2016 was the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping by the federal government.  Twelve warmest years have all occurred within the past 20 years.  Covers global temperatures and precipitation.  From the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Next Page »