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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Statement by the President on ISIL

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

Text of speech of President Obama on 9/10/2014 about the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.  From the White House


Preliminary Report: Crash Involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 Flight MH17

Categories: Headlines,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

Preliminary report on the July 2014 crash of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine to inform the public of the general circumstances of the event and the investigation progress to date.  Finds that the aircraft was penetrated by a large number of high-energy objects.  From the Dutch Safety Board


Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

Press release which describes the record high amount of greenhouse gases measured in earth’s atmosphere in 2013 and the implications for ocean acidification and accelerating climate change.  From the World Meteorological Organization


WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: The State of Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Based on Global Observations Through 2013

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases reached new highs in 2013 and the atmospheric increase of carbon dioxide from 2012 to 2013 was the largest annual increase since measurements began in 1984.  From the World Meteorological Organization


Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,United Nations

Draws on data from 190 countries to shed light on the types and prevalence of violence against children.  From UNICEF


In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20,2010

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

Decision by federal district court judge Carl Barbier that BP was guilty of gross negligence and subject to enhanced civil penalties in connection with the Macondo well blowout and fire that caused 11 deaths and vast environmental damage.   From Justia


Justice Department Investigation of Ferguson Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines

Remarks of Attorney General Holder in announcing the investigation of whether the Ferguson Missouri police department engaged in a pattern of violations of the Constitution or federal law.  From the Justice Department


Public Assistance Receipt: 2000 to 2012

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Presents data on public assistance at the national and state levels based on the 2000 to 2012 American Community Surveys.  Also discusses the current public assistance receipt rates for metropolitan areas with large populations, but does not include non-cash benefit programs such as the food stamp program.  From the Census Bureau


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