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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo): Service Proposes Endangered Species Protection for the African Lion

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/african_lion.html

Agency press release on proposed rule to list the African lion as endangered due to habitat loss, loss of prey, and increased human-lion conflicts.  Includes links to text of proposed rule and species profile.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Virginia Energy Plan, October 1, 2014

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/LinkDocuments/2014_VirginiaEnergyPlan/VEP2014.pdf

Lengthy document which includes emphasis on strengthening renewable energy sector, improving energy conservation, and developing new nuclear energy technologies.  Also includes sections on general energy information, separate sections for each major energy type, and a chapter on advanced vehicle technology.  From the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Actions on the FY2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6857

Announces decisions made by the Governor on ways to produce savings and eliminate the revenue shortfall in the state’s FY2015 budget plan.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Support Costs and Staffing at Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt460.pdf

 

Finds that spending on support functions at Virginia’s 15 public higher education institutions increased 28% from 1991 to 2010 when adjusted for enrollment and inflation, but that the rate of increased support staff spending varied substantially across institutions.  W&M was listed as one of three that spent more than 75% of similar institutions.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/findings/2013TDA/2013TDA.pdf

Describes the efforts of 143 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes individual country profiles and analyses.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

Trends: Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2014

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

http://epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2014/420r14023.pdf

 

The authoritative reference on personal vehicle fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, and powertrain technology trends in the U.S.  Data for model year 2013 are final and for model year 2014 are preliminary.  See also Full Report Tables.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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