WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program.
The Great Recession pushed the share of the long-term unemployed (defined as being unemployed more than 6 months) to over 40 percent throughout 2010 and 2011. But, a report issued this month by the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that this standard measure estimate understates the extent of long-term hardship in the U.S. labor market.
After two years of frustratingly slow reconstruction of their earthquake-battered country, Haitians and Haitian-Americans contend they’ve been shunted aside as American firms soak up most of the work and money dedicated for the nation’s rebuilding effort.
The $5 million check that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson wrote to help his friend Newt Gingrich win his party’s presidential nomination is expected to be followed by much more support aimed at helping the GOP’s eventual winner, including several million dollars for a Karl Rove-created group.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled its analysis of the 2010 Toxics Release Inventory, a database containing information on the disposal or release of 650 potentially dangerous chemicals used by almost 21,000 facilities.
As several dozen soldiers from the U.S. Army’s Task Force Rock drove into Afghanistan’s Chowkay Valley one morning in March 2010, Taliban fighters immediately began moving into ambush positions along a higher ridge. The Force’s mission was to protect a U.S. reconstruction team as it met with local village leaders, but it was stuck in place as the Taliban reached their fighting posts.
An Army strategist, John Arquilla, who in the early ’90s worked at the California think tank RAND, was one of the first to imagine a “cyberwar” force that would feature widely-spread, small groups of soldiers equipped with the latest sensors and communications technology.
In mid-November, when the Army asked soldiers to test and appraise the high-tech communications devices that came from what’s left of the JTRS program, the answers they got were not exactly reassuring.
I don’t expect that Rick Santorum will be our next president, despite his near-win in Iowa and likely a decent showing in tomorrow’s New Hampshire primary. I’m pretty certain that when more voters become aware of his views and voting record, Santorum will join Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty as former contenders for the GOP nomination.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, according to data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, health care, and mining.