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Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

EPA Sets Cleaner Fuel and Car Standards

Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Program: “Based on extensive input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders, including public health groups, auto manufacturers, refiners, and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized emission standards for cars and gasoline that will significantly reduce harmful pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also enabling efficiency improvements in the cars and trucks we drive. These cleaner fuel and car standards are an important component of the administration’s national program for clean cars and trucks, which also include historic fuel efficiency standards that are saving new vehicle owners at the gas pump. Once fully in place, the standards will help avoid up to 2,000 premature deaths per year and 50,000 cases of respiratory ailments in children.”

Response to Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Project

“Carbon Tracker responds to the US Department of State’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) with our new research report KXL: The ‘significance’ trap. This report shows that the $8+ cost advantage KXL would bring over rail makes extra projects equivalent to the pipeline’s capacity break even. This market view confirms that KXL is significant for aContinue Reading

Navigating the Pitfalls of Implicit Bias: A Cognitive Science Primer for Civil Litigators

Negowetti, Nicole, Navigating the Pitfalls of Implicit Bias: A Cognitive Science Primer for Civil Litigators (March 3, 2014). St. Mary’s L.J. Legal Malpractice & Ethics, Forthcoming; Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-3. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2403938 “Cognitive science has revealed that past experiences and prior assumptions, even those of which we are notContinue Reading

EIA – South Africa Country Analysis Brief

“South Africa’s energy sector is critical to its economy, as the country relies heavily on its large-scale, energy-intensive coal mining industry. South Africa has limited proved reserves of oil and natural gas and uses its large coal deposits to meet most of its energy needs, particularly in the electricity sector. Most of the oil consumedContinue Reading

Census Bureau Highlights Young Noncitizen Population in the U.S.

News release: “More than three out of five noncitizens under age 35 have been in the U.S. for five years or more, with a majority coming before they were 18 years old, according to a new brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most of these immigrants — about 80 percent — were youngContinue Reading

2013 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics

“These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually. Homeownership rates are also tabulated by age of householder for the U.S. and regions and by race/ethnicity of householderContinue Reading

Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

“EconKids provides teachers, parents, and volunteers with ideas for using children’s literature to introduce economics to children.  We review new books from leading publishers and makes selections for “Book of the Month” and “Top Five” categories. Unlike many of the existing websites on economics education, EconKids focuses on younger students in elementary school.  Its user-friendly design can help toContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Army Workload, Aviation Workforce

ARMY WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE SYSTEM: Actions Needed to Complete Assessment of Unnecessary Overlap with Logistics Modernization Program, GAO-14-266: Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014. AVIATION WORKFORCE: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots, GAO-14-232: Published: Feb 28, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2014. AVIATION WORKFORCE: Current and Future Availability of Aviation Engineering and Maintenance Professionals, GAO-14-237: Published: Feb 28, 2014. PubliclyContinue Reading

House GPO Report Critical of War on Poverty

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later - A House Budget Committee Majority Staff Report, March 3, 2014. “Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Since then, Washington has created dozens of programs and spent trillions of dollars. But few people have stopped to ask, “Are they working?” In “The War on Poverty: 50Continue Reading

Projections of Education Statistics to 2022

“This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projectionsContinue Reading