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go directly to report, PDF _ R41098 - Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2011
4-Oct-2010; John F Sargent, Jr.; 53 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 15, 2010
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Abstract: President Obama has requested $147.696 billion for research and development (R&D) in FY2011, a $343 million (0.2%) increase from the estimated FY2010 R&D funding level of $147.353 billion. Congress will play a central role in defining the nation’s R&D priorities, especially with respect to two ov.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33705 - Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress
2-Sep-2010; Jonathan L. Ramseur; 28 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 30, 2010
September 2, 2008
February 5, 2008
August 23, 2007
April 24, 2007
October 25, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06Nov/RL33705.pdf)
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Abstract: The impacts of an oil spill depend on the size of the spill, the rate of the spill, the type of oil spilled, and the location of the spill. Depending on timing and location, even a relatively minor spill can cause significant harm to individual organisms and entire populations. Oil spills can cau.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, Marine, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40966 - Renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) for Federal Crop Insurance
12-Aug-2010; Dennis A. Shields; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 9, 2009
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Abstract: Under the federal crop insurance program, farmers can purchase crop insurance policies to manage financial risks associated with declines in crop yields and/or revenue. The program covers more than 100 crops and is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Risk Management Agen.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33990 - Federal Funding for Wildfire Control and Management
22-Apr-2010; Ross W. Gorte ; 27 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 17, 2008
April 48, 2008
June 4, 2007
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Abstract: The Forest Service (FS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) are responsible for protecting most federal lands from wildfires. Wildfire appropriations nearly doubled in FY2001, following a severe fire season in the summer of 2000, and have remained at substantially higher levels. The acres bu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, General, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40974 - Executive Order 13514: Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
3-Dec-2009; Richard Campbell, Anthony Andrews; 15 p.
Abstract: On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the federal government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a priority for fede.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Air
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34160 - The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility: Issues for Congress
14-Dec-2009; Dana A. Shea, Jim Monke, and Frank Gottron; 23 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 26, 2008
November 15, 2007
October 4, 2007
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Abstract: The agricultural and food infrastructure of the United States is potentially susceptible to terrorist attack using biological pathogens. In addition to the effects of such an attack on the economy, some animal diseases could potentially be transmitted to humans. These diseases are known as zoonot.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Science & Technology
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34503 - Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress
29-Jun-2009; Deborah D. Stine; 16 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 3, 2009
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: Science and engineering activities have always been international. Scientists, engineers, and health professionals frequently communicate and cooperate with one another without regard to national boundaries. This report discusses international science and technology (S&T) diplomacy, instances whe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Government, International
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22204 - U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Changing Oil Prices
15-Apr-2009; James K. Jackson; 10 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
September 12, 2009
June 10, 2008
January 15, 2008
November 14, 2007
June 12, 2007
May 30, 2007
April 13, 2007
December 13, 2006 (/NLE/CRSreports/06Dec/RS22204.pdf)
October 13, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/06Jul/RS22204.pdf
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Abstract: Petroleum prices have continued to rise sharply in 2008, at one time reaching more than $140 per barrel of crude oil. At the same time the average monthly volume of imports of energy-related petroleum products has fallen slightly. The combination of sharply rising prices and a slightly lower leve.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, Energy, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34736 - The President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP): Issues for Congress
20-Mar-2009; Deborah D. Stine; 40 p.
Abstract: Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) through the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-282). The act states that “The primary function of the OSTP Director is to provide, within the Executive Office of the Pres.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Government
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40441 - The Supreme Court Accepts Five Environmental Cases during its 2008-2009 Term
27-Feb-2009; Robert Meltz; 11 p.
Abstract: In the Supreme Court’s 2008-2009 term, which likely will conclude in late June, 2009, the Court has accepted for argument five environmental cases—an unusually large number out of the roughly 85 cases accepted for argument. This report reviews the cases, decided and undecided, and then briefly co.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government
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