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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Technology Assessment: Nuclear Reactors: Status and Challenges in Development and Deployment of New Commercial Concepts

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671686.pdf

Discusses the status of new reactor concepts such as light water small modular reactors, the intended benefits of new advanced reactor concepts, and the challenges associated with bringing these new reactors online.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44119.pdf

Looks at the prospects for expanded trade in agricultural products with Cuba and the potential threat to fruit and vegetable growers in Florida from Cuban products subsidized by the government.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44115.pdf

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Energy,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

Provides background information on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the arguments of its defenders and critics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44116.pdf

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Russia : International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Russia,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/countries_long/Russia/russia.pdf

Describes the Russian energy sector, including oil, natural gas, and coal, and the relative importance of the energy sector to the Russian economy.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department

 

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations, United States, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6426a1.htm

Discussion and statistics on fruit and vegetable daily intake needs.  Table shows percentage of residents by state meeting federal fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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