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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 _ R40460 - Calculation of Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
12-Mar-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci and Kelsi S. Bracmort; 22 p.
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June 25, 2009.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA, P.L. 110-140), significantly expanded the renewable fuel standard (RFS) established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005, P.L. 109-58). The RFS requires the use of 9.0 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2008, increasing to 36 billi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Population, Stratospheric Ozone
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33970 - Greenhouse Gas Emission Drivers: Population, Economic Development and Growth, and Energy Use
5-Mar-2010; John Blodgett and Larry Parker; 36 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 13, 2008
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Abstract: In the context of climate change and possible responses to the risk associated with it, three variables strongly influence the levels and growth of greenhouse gas emissions: population, income (measured as per capita gross domestic product [GDP]), and intensity of emissions (measured as tons of g.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34126 - Rural Development Provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill
16-Jan-2009; Tadlock Cowan; 23 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 18, 2008
January 3, 2008
August 10, 2007
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Abstract: Congress has expressed its concern with rural communities most directly through periodic omnibus farm bill legislation, most recently in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). Congress uses periodic farm bills to address emerging rural issues as well as to reauthorize and/.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL31865 - The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Program and Funding
21-Oct-2008; Libby Perl; 25 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 18, 2008
January 17, 2008
October 11, 2007
February 27, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07March/RL31865.pdf)
September 26, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06Aug/RL31865.pdf)
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Abstract: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), established in 1981 (P.L. 97-35), is a block grant program under which the federal government makes annual grants to states, territories, and tribes to operate home energy assistance programs for low-income households. The LIHEAP statute aut.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34087 - FIMA Disaster Housing and Hurricane Katrina: Overview, Analysis, and Congressional Issues
8-Aug-2008; Francis X. McCarthy; 45 p.
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Abstract: Some have criticized the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) emergency housing policies, particularly its approach to health and safety standards (as exemplified by the evidence of formaldehyde in both trailers and mobile homes), as well as its overall strategy to perform its housing m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Population, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34583 - Midwest Floods of 2008: Potential Impacts on Agriculture
18-Aug-2008; Randy Schnepf; 18 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 18, 2008
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Abstract: Unusually cool, wet spring weather followed by widespread June flooding across much of the Corn Belt cast considerable uncertainty over 2008 U.S. corn and soybean production prospects. As much as 5 million acres of crop production were initially thought to be either lost entirely or subject to si.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Agriculture, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33584 - AIDS in Africa
2-Feb-2008; Nicolas Cook; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases
November 24, 2006
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Abstract: AIDS than any other world region. In 2007, the United Nations reports, there were about 22.5 million HIV-positive persons in Africa, which has nearly 12% of the world’s population but about 68% of the global total of infected persons. The adult rate of infection in Africa in late 2005 was 6.1%, c.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34192 - PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability
28-Sep-2007; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther ; 24 p.
Abstract: The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria kill more than 6 million people each year. At the end of 2006, about 39.5 million people were living with HIV/AIDS, 2.3 million (6%) of whom were children under 15 years. Nearly 90% o.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33608 - The United Nations Human Rights Council: Issues for Congress
18-Sep-2007; Luisa Blanchfield ; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 25, 2007
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Abstract: On March 15, 2006, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution replacing the Commission on Human Rights with a new Human Rights Council (the Council). The U.N. Secretariat and some governments, including the United States, view the establishment of the Council as a key component of comprehen.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population, Government
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