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FY 2016 Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-Up Plan

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues$file/RD400.pdf

Latest annual report to the General Assembly on Virginia’s clean-up efforts for the Chesapeake Bay and other Virginia waterways.  From the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources


Nuclear Security

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

One of the greatest threats to global security, according to President Obama, is the danger of a terrorist group acquiring and using a nuclear device.  This report provides a British view of key threats to nuclear security and international initiatives to prevent such threats.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2016 Annual Report

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Presents an overview of recent U.S. trade in services and highlights some of the service sectors and geographic markets that contributed substantially to recent service trade performance.  The 2016 report focuses on financial services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2015: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Seven detailed statistical tables on the employing R&D centers, the demographic characteristics of the postdoctoral researchers, and their fields of research. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Number of Postdocs at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Rebounds After Several Years of Decline

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Agency press release about an increase of postdoctoral researchers at federal R&D centers in 2015.  Nearly 2,700 hundred were employed during 2015.  Tables show trends from 2010, characteristics of the postdoc researchers, and their fields of research.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Comparing Participation in Nutrient Trading by Livestock Operations to Crop Producers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

After decades of nutrient-runoff reduction efforts via regulation, education, and technical assistance, manure remains a significant contributor to Chesapeake Bay problems.  This report discusses the idea of involving livestock operators in nutrient trading schemes.  Most past such trading efforts have focused on crop producers.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Characteristics of Persons with High Health Care Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Compares characteristics of the population for four health care spending tiers: no, low, middle, and high expenditure levels.  Three-quarters of the high spending group were persons 45 or older.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Characteristics of Safety-Net Hospitals, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Examines the nature and workload of safety-net hospitals—those which provide health care to patients with no insurance  or with Medicaid.  Includes the lengths of stays, the types of services provided, and the costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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