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Virginia 2013 Toxics Release Inventory Report

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

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityPlanningEmissions/SARATitleIII/SARA313ToxicsReleaseInventory/VA2013ToxicsReleaseInventoryReport.aspx

Full report with links to all 13 appendices with details on site releases.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

2013 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2013 Industry Reports

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

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2013_TRI_Report.pdf

Annual report on chemicals managed, transferred or released to land, air or water by Virginia businesses.  Releases to air increased by 12% compared to 2012, while releases to water decreased by 0.47%.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Coal and Petroleum Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Distribution, Geologic Framework, and Geochemical Character

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1708/

A modern indepth collection of reports, cross sections and maps that describe the geology of the Appalachian Basin and its fossil fuel resources.  From the U. S. Geological Survey

 

Coal Assessments and Coal Research in the Appalachian Basin

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1708/d4/pdf/pp1708_d4.pdf

Discusses the current status of coal in the Appalachian region and research efforts relating to coal, especially the potential for carbon dioxide sequestration in unmined coal beds and other geologic reservoirs.  From the U. S. Geological Survey

 

Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/PrepublicationCopy_Nano_8%28a%29_NPRM_2015-03-23.pdf

Proposed rule relating to reporting and recordkeeping requirements for chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed as nanoscale materials.   Represents first use of Toxic Substances Control Act to gather information on nanoscale materials.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel To Get There?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1807325/eib138.pdf

Compares food shopping patterns of SNAP and WIC households to nonparticipant households and food-insecure to food-secure households.  Finds that poorer households are less likely to drive their own car, but rely on others, walk, bike, or take public transit.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

UN Peacekeeping in the Sahel: Overcoming New Challenges

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR365-UN-Peacekeeping-in-the-Sahel-Overcoming-new-Challenges.pdf

Looks at the growing relevance to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests of UN peacekeeping in areas threatened by transnational terrorism and organized crime.  Calls for increased U.S. support.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Signals and Scenarios for the Broader Region

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR366-The-Ukraine-Russia-Conflict.pdf

Provides a framework for understanding emerging conflict dynamics in post-Soviet countries, especially in view of Russia’s aggressive foreign policies, and identifies conflict prevention and mitigation opportunities.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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