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Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2012

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Reports that 20.2 million tons of solid waste was received at Virginia’s facilities during 2012, 14.9 million from within the state and 5.3 million tons from other jurisdictions.  Also provides information on origin of out-of-state waste, trends in and types of solid waste, and a list of solid waste facilities in the state, their total capacity, the amount of waste received in 2012, and their expected remaining life in years.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


NOAA, Partners Predict Possible Record-Setting Dead Zone for Gulf of Mexico

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Press release on size of dead zones (areas of low or no oxygen) in Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay in 2013.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


An Estimate of Housing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Sex Issues,Urban Issues

First ever large-scale federal study of housing discrimination against same-sex couples in metropolitan rental markets.  Covers 50 metropolitan areas across the U.S.  Finds that same-sex couples receive less favorable treatment than heterosexual couples.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development


Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Argues that IT has continued to make significant contributions to productivity, that semiconductor advances have been a key but underestimated ingredient, and that future growth in productivity may rival or exceed the long-run average.  From the Federal Reserve.


Migraine in Children: Preventive Pharmacologic Treatments

Categories: Children,Health/Medical

Examines effectiveness of various drugs in prevention of episodic migraine headaches in children as reported in 24 publications of controlled trials that enrolled about 1500 children.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Release of Department of Defense Information to the Media

Categories: Defense/Military,Spying/Intelligence

Reports results of investigation requested by Republican congressman into whether cooperation between Defense Department and Intelligence officials with movie makers for film about raid on Osama Bin Laden’s headquarters compromised any intelligence sources or methods.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense


2013 Economic Report of the President

Latest annual report on the administration’s domestic and international economic policies with chapters on jobs, fiscal policy, reducing health care costs and improving quality, climate change, international trade, and U.S. agriculture. Also has a major statistical appendix on economic data.   From the Council of Economic Advisers


International Migration Policies 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

A wall chart showing country by country information on immigration, emigration, and 2010 indicators such as  net migration rate and annual inflow of remittances (in U.S. dollars).   From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


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