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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22597 - Global Climate Change and Wildlife
15-May-2008; Pervaze A. Sheikh, M. Lynne Corn, Jane A. Leggett, and Peter Folger; 6 p.
Abstract: Recently projected climate changes could have widespread effects on wildlife species. These effects may include extinctions, changes in species’ ranges, mismatches in their phenologies (timing of pollination, flowering, etc.), and population declines. Other species could flourish in response to proj.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, International, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21625 - China’s Currency: A Summary of the Economic Issues
8-May-2008; Wayne M. Morrison and Marc Labonte; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 9, 2008
July 11, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Many Members of Congress charge that China’s policy of accumulating foreign reserves (especially U.S. dollars) to influence the value of its currency constitutes a form of currency manipulation intended to make its exports cheaper and imports into China more expensive than they would be under free m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33579 - The Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding
1-Aug-2008; Sarah A. Lister; 40 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 19, 2007
October 10, 2006
(www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Nov/RL33579.pdf)
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Abstract: When there is a catastrophe in the United States, state and local governments lead response activities, invoking state and local legal authorities to support these activities. When state and local response capabilities are overwhelmed, the President, acting through the Secretary of Homeland Secur.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Risk & Reform, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33932 - Illegal Logging: Background and Issues
9-Jun-2008; Pervaze A. Sheikh; 15 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 19, 2007
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Abstract: Illegal logging is a pervasive problem throughout the world, affecting countries that produce, export, and import wood and wood products. Illegal logging is generally defined as the harvest, transport, purchase, or sale of timber in violation of national laws. In some timber-producing countries i.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Natural Resources, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21978 - Humane Treatment of Farm Animals: Overview and Issues
28-Aug-2008; Geoffrey S. Becker; 4 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 2, 2008
September 7, 2007
August 14, 2006
August 22, 2005
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Abstract: Animal protection activists in the United States have long sought legislation to modify or curtail some practices considered by U.S. agriculture to be acceptable or necessary to animal health. Members of Congress over the years have offered various bills that would affect animal care on the farm,.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33527 - Technology Transfer: Use of Federally Funded Research and Development
25-Aug-2008; Wendy H. Schacht; 23 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
July 19, 2007
June 11, 2007
April 24, 2007
February 20, 2007
August 3, 2006
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Abstract: The federal government spends approximately one third of its annual research and development budget for intramural R&D to meet mission requirements in over 700 government laboratories (including Federally Funded Research and Development Centers). The technology and expertise generated by this end.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31116 - Water Infrastructure Needs and Investment: Review and Analysis of Key Issues
25-Aug-2008; Claudia Copeland and Mary Tiemann; 41 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 23, 2008
June 13, 2007
March 19, 2007
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Abstract: Policymakers are giving increased attention to issues associated with financing and investing in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, which take in water, treat it, and distribute it to households and other customers, and later collect, treat, and discharge water after us.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Natural Resources, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31595 - Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues
22-Aug-2008; Jean M. Rawson; 15 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 15, 2008
September 15, 2006
May 3, 2007
http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/06Oct/RL31595.pdf)
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Abstract: Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) in 1990 as part of a larger law governing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs from 1990 through 1996 (P.L. 101-624, the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990). The act authorized the creation of a National Organic.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Information, General Interest
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32201 - Water Infrastructure Project Earmarks in EPA Appropriations: Trends and Policy Implications
19-Aug-2008; Claudia Copeland; 15 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 10, 2007
December 13, 2006
(www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/07Jan/RL32201.pdf)
May 25, 2006
January 19, 2006
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Abstract: Congressional action to designate funds within appropriations legislation for specified projects or locations has been increasing in recent years as a way to help communities meet needs to build and upgrade water infrastructure systems, whose estimated future funding needs exceed $485 billion. Su.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Federal Agencies, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33484 - National Park Management
15-Aug-2008; Carol Hardy Vincent, Coordinator, Ross W. Gorte, and Sandra L. Johnson; 18 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 21, 2008
August 8, 2007
September 25, 2006

/NLE/CRSreports/06Oct/RL33484.pdf

/NLE/CRSreports/06jun/RL33484.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The 110th Congress is considering legislation and conducting oversight on National Park Service (NPS) related topics. The Administration is addressing park issues through budgetary, regulatory, and other actions. This report focuses on several key topics.

Centennial Initiative. President Bush.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Forests, Information

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