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Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

Assesses the state of the science of climate change effects on aquatic invasive species and examines state-level management activities. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Employment Status and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions: 2006

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Labor/Employment

Traces the relationship between employment status and successful substance abuse treatments. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Chronic Developmental Conditions Among Hispanic Children in the U.S. 2003 and 2005-2006

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Draws on two surveys to describe the prevalence of selected chronic developmental conditions, such as autism, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy, in Hispanic children. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Transportation

Uses historical trends and future climate scenarios to establish a context for examining the potential effects of climate change on all major transportation modes within the central Gulf Coast between Galveston, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. Sea level rise will pose a major threat to a region where 27% of the major roads, and 72% of the ports are built on land at or below 4 feet above sea level. From the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

2006 Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

Reports the results of a quadrennial survey of military service members on a host of gender-relations issues including unwanted gender-related experiences, unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment and sex discrimination. From the Department of Defense.

Department of Defense FY07 Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues

Reports that there were 2,688 total reports of sexual assault involving military service members during fiscal year 2007. Also reports on sexual assault investigations and outcomes and on other activities to improve sexual assault prevention programs. From the Defense Department.

Manufacturing the Future: Federal Priorities for Manufacturing R&D

Categories: Manufacturing,Science/Technology

Highlights three areas of opportunity for federal investments and incentives in manufacturing: manufacturing for the hydrogen economy, nanomanufacturing, and intelligent/integrated manufacturing. Also describes critical technology issues that need to be resolved in each area to make progresss. From the National Science and Technology Council, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Airlines Carry Record 769 Million Passengers in 2007

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Transportation

U.S. airlines set an annual record by carrying 769.4 million passengers on scheduled domestic and international flights. This represented a 3.3% increase from 2006, the previous high. Also offers statistics on busiest airlines and airports, and domestic versus international data. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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