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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides detailed statistics on the level, distribution, and characteristics of federal government support to academic institutions for research, equipment, and training in the sciences and  engineering.  Also shows rankings of institutions by totals received.   From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Enforcement Annual Results for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology


Claims $163 million was collected in civil and criminal penalties from environmental law violations, and $9.7 billion was invested by companies in actions and equipment purchases to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014


Warns that the Arctic region is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth.  Covers the air temperature, snow cover, sea ice, Greenland Ice Sheet, the status of polar bears and more.  See also links for previous Arctic report cards.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Births Resulting From Assisted Reproductive Technology: Comparing Birth Certificate and National ART Surveillance System Data, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

Compares data on births resulting from assisted reproductive technology procedures from 2011 birth certificates with data from the National ART Surveillance System.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas from Shale

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Examines how the development of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques and their extraction of gas and oil from shale formations will result in economic and budgetary effects in the U.S.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned

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

Describes challenges and precautions that should be considered in implementing a body-worn camera program for police departments.  Based on a July 2013 survey of police departments.  From the Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice


Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2013

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Detailed data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Recent Trends and Factors

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology

Discusses recent progress in reduction of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, what causes GHG emissions, and the challenge of estimating future emissions accurately.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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