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go directly to report, PDF _ R41161 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies: FY2011 Appropriations
4-Oct-2010; Nathan James, Oscar R. Gonzales, Jennifer D. Williams; 62 p.
Abstract: This report provides an overview of actions taken by Congress to provide FY2011 appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS). It also provides an overview of FY2010 appropriations for agencies and bureaus funded under the CJS bill. The source for the FY2010-enacted am.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, International Finance
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34614 - Nanotechnology and Environmental, Health, and Safety: Issues for Conseration
29-Sep-2010; John F. Sargent, Jr.; 40 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
February 9, 2009
August 6, 2008
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Abstract: Nanotechnology—a term encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology—is focused on understanding, controlling, and exploiting the unique properties of matter that can emerge at scales of one to 100 nanometers. A key issue before Congress regarding nanotechnology is how best to protec.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Population, General Interest
go directly to report, PDF _ R40110 - Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs
15-Sep-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci; 18 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
July 29, 2008
March 18, 2008
January 3, 2007
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Abstract: With recent high energy prices, the passage of major energy legislation in 2005 (P.L. 109-58) and 2007 (P.L. 110-140), and the passage of a new farm bill in 2008 (P.L. 110-246), there is ongoing congressional interest in promoting alternatives to petroleum fuels. Biofuels—transportation fuels pro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Science & Technology, Transportation
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33334 - Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues
10-Sep-2010; Geoffrey S. Becker and Tadlock Cowan ; 25 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 11, 2009
September 23, 2008
January 17, 2008
February 21, 2007
June 2, 2006
March 27, 2006

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Abstract: Animal agriculture is being transformed by rapid advances in biotechnology—a term that encompasses a variety of technologies, including genetic engineering (GE), genetic modification, transgenics, recombinant DNA techniques, and cloning, among others. Producers are interested in the application o.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Science & Technology

go directly to report, PDF _ RL32809 - Agricultural Biotechnology: Background and Recent Issues
2-Sep-2010; Tadlock Cowen; 39 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 13, 2009
March 7, 2005
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Abstract: U.S. soybean, cotton, and corn farmers have rapidly adopted genetically engineered (GE) varieties of these crops since their commercialization in the mid-1990s. Over the last decade, GE varieties in the United States have increased from 3.6 million acres to 143 million acres. Worldwide, 25 countr.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R41371 - Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy
16-Aug-2010; Kelsi Bracmort, Richard K. Lattanzio, Emily C. Barbour; 43 p.
Abstract: As a participant in several international agreements on climate change, the United States has joined with other nations to express concern about climate change. However, at the national level the United States has not yet developed a comprehensive climate change policy. In the absence of a compre.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Mining, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R40175 - Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting
11-Aug-2010; Adam Vann; 16 p.
Abstract: Technological advancement, financial incentives, and policy concerns have driven a global expansion in the development of renewable energy resources. Wind energy, in particular, is now often cited as the fastest-growing commercial energy source in the world. Currently, all U.S. wind energy facili.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Marine, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34238 - Gray Wolves Under the Endangered Species Act: Distinct Population Segments and Experimental Populations
10-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander and M. Lynne Corn; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 28, 2010
February 13, 2009
January 28, 2008
January 28, 2007
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Abstract: The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With th.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R41325 - Carbon Capture: A Technology Assessment
19-Jul-2010; Peter Folger; 99 p.
Abstract: Carbon capture and sequestration (or carbon capture and storage, CCS) is widely seen as a critical strategy for limiting atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the principal “greenhouse gas” linked to global climate change—from power plants and other large industrial sources. This report f.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Pollution, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34621 - Capture CO2 from Coal-Fired Power Plants: Challenges for a Comprehensive Strategy
15-Apr-2010; Larry Parker, Peter Folger; 37 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
February 13, 2009
August 15, 2008
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Abstract: Any comprehensive approach to substantially reduce greenhouse gases must address the world’s dependency on coal for a quarter of its energy demand, including almost half of its electricity demand. To maintain coal in the world’s energy mix in a carbon-constrained future would require development .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Energy
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