Oakland, CA : Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (v, 88 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
New economic study shows California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) protects the environment without stunting economic growth. CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed plans and development projects, and then to avoid or mitigate those impacts when feasible. This report was designed to closely examine the arguments and assumptions underlying the most current calls for changes to the law.
Book — 1 online resource (11 pages) : PDF, color illustrations, color maps
"The general case against austerity has been well made: the economy moves into a cycle of decline. Let us suppose that current policy fails, that it becomes clear that the freed-up market is not bringing growth within the current parliament, and so even more money needs to be saved. One possible path to follow is greater austerity for the rich."--Document home page.
Nairobi : United Nations Environment Programme, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (1 PDF file (131 pages)) : ill.
Greening small-scale fisheries and aquaculture
Marine-based renewable energy
Ocean nutrient pollution from agriculture, feritilizer production and wastewater management sectors
Metals in the deep : preparing for a new frontier in mining
Our seas are among our most valuable natural resources, yet human beings are exploiting them. The authors argue that sectors dependent on the marine environment, such as aquaculture and coastal tourism, can become more profitable while also reducing their environmental footprint. The book likewise explores how sectors such as agriculture, energy, and deep-sea mining can contribute to the creation of sustainable marine environments. Thematic maps and illustrations are used very effectively.
[Washington, DC] : U.S. House of Representatives, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (vii, 52 p.) : digital, PDF file.
The threat posed to U.S. national-security interests by vulnerabilities in the telecommunications supply chain is an increasing priority given the country's reliance on interdependent critical infrastructure systems; the range of threats these systems face; the rise in cyber espionage; and the growing dependence all consumers have on a small group of equipment providers. China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes. Suggested 'mitigation measures' cannot fully address the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies providing equipment and services to United States critical infrastructure. The Committee launched this investigation to seek answers to some persistent questions about the Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE and their ties to the Chinese government. Throughout the months-long investigation, both Huawei and ZTE sought to describe, in different terms, why neither company is a threat to U.S. national-security interests. Unfortunately, neither ZTE nor Huawei have cooperated fully with the investigation, and both companies have failed to provide documents or other evidence that would substantiate their claims or lend support for their narratives.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, October 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (142 pages) : illustrations, color portraits. Digital: text file; PDF.
The fourth edition of the Life in the Valley Economy series reports that widening income inequality endangers the middle class and in a consumer-based economy, a weaker middle class threatens the economy as a whole. The report's Solutions section calls for policy changes such as a higher minimum wage, full implementation of national health reform and other public-sector measure to remedy the situation.
Book — 1 online resource (133 pages) : illustrations, color portraits Digital: text file; PDF.
This third edition documents a dire employment situation that may foreshadow a "jobless recovery" excluding working families, perhaps an indicator for the nation. In addition, it includes a Solutions section that focuses on some of the region's public policy choices.
Book — 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations, color portraits Digital: text file; PDF.
This is the second annual LIVE report. It examines the state of Silicon Valley's economy through the lens of middle-class and working-class households trying to make ends meet, This publication updates the data and analysis provided in LIVE 2007 and adds a special "Solutions" section.
Book — 1 online resource (149 pages) : illustrations
"Economically, working and middle-class families in Santa Clara County remain worse off today than in 2000. Incomes have fallen while the cost of living continues to soar; residents face ballooning prices not just for housing, but also for utilities, gas, health care, education, and child care. Employment levels have finally ceased a headlong rush downward and even begun to grow a bit, but we have not come close to recovering the jobs that we so recently lost. The region's largest job-producing industries remain depressed. Officially, unemployment is low, but far too many of us have been forced to accept substandard, insecure jobs, and some have given up the job search altogether. With wages stagnating, the housing market faltering, and higher payments on thousands of adjustable-rate mortgages beginning to come due, Silicon Valley's residents face an increasingly uncertain future."--Executive summary.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, August 28, 2007.
Book — 1 online resource (7 pages) : color illustrations.
In an update to the March 2007 Life in the Valley Economy report, this brief draws on new income, poverty, employment, and wage data to reveal that working families in Silicon Valley reaped little benefit from the region's expanding economy in 2006.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, August 2003.
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 133 pages) : illustrations. Digital: text file.
The purpose of this report is to re-evaluate San Jose's economic development programs from the perspective of two basic values. The first of these is the belief that economic programs should be inclusive and open. Secondly, economic development strategies should pursue the goal of shared prosperity.
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 90 leaves) : illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
"Walking the Lifelong Tightrope examines the striking changes in California's economy over the past decade and the implications of this transformation for the state's working families. The report details how workers at all income levels are increasingly vulnerable to rapid changes in our volatile, information-based economy and how inequality has become more and more entrenched in California's economic structure."--Working Partnerships USA website.