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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Celebrating 40 Years: Recovering Threatened and Endangered Species: FY 2011-2012 Report to Congress

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/esa/esabiennial2012.pdf

Summarizes efforts to promote recovery of all species under jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2012. Covers 70 domestic species and includes the status of each species and the status of the recovery plan.  From the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Smithfield and Beyond: Examining Foreign Purchases of American Food Companies

http://www.ag.senate.gov/hearings/smithfield-and-beyond_examining-foreign-purchases-of-american-food-companies

Senate hearing of July 11, 2013 which examined the planned purchase of Smithfield Foods by China’s largest pork producer, the biggest takeover of a U.S. company to date.  Reviews issues of food safety, government policy toward foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies, and protection of American technology and intellectual property.  From the Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

Railroad Policy in Virginia: How We Got Where We Are and Where We Might Go From Here

Categories: History,Laws/Regulations,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202013%20Vol.%2089%20No%203.pdf

Asserts that recent legislation in Virginia marks the beginning of an era of state protection and promotion of rail transportation. Reviews the history of railroad growth and policy in Virginia from the 1830s, considers the period of decline in the 1960s and 1970s, and concludes with new developments in passenger and freight rail, including high speed rail, light rail, and rail-highway intermodal freight service. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

High Cost Credit Bill

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP13-44.pdf

British attempt to create legislation that curbs abuses by so-called pay day lenders.   House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/44

 

Higher Education Research and Development: Fiscal Year 2011

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13325/pdf/nsf13325.pdf

Covers research and development expenditures reported by universities and colleges.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2010-2012

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf13326/pdf/nsf13326.pdf

Covers funding for research and development by 27 federal agencies by character of work, field of science or engineering including social sciences, geographical area, and research performer. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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