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Hurricane Season is still upon us

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1-November 30, so our area of the Gulf Coast is still in the midst of it.

For forecast overview of current tropical storms in the Atlantic and Pacific, see:

For a preparedness guide for all stages of tropical weather, see:

Another useful preparedness site is:


Topic of the Month: Climate Change

Climate change is a global issue that affects everyone.  From rapidly rising temperatures to increasingly severe weather conditions, our world is gradually facing the effects of this man-made climate crisis.  To learn more about this incredibly relevant topic, we invite you to browse our Climate Change display, currently available by the 2nd Floor South entrance.

From scientific reports behind the 'how' and 'why' of what is happening to congressional hearings about what is being done to combat it, you will be sure to find a variety of educational material to broaden your knowledge of the topic.  For additional information, see the bibliography "Climate Change" along with its companion pamphlet.


Happy Halloween!

Time for all things scary.  And in this crazy, wacky world there are a lot of things to choose from. 

To highlight some of the things that may bring fear to your heart, the Marx Library Government Documents Dept. has a display on 2nd Floor South with a selection of some of the materials available from the U.S. Government on topics such as bats, UFOs, human experimentation, weapons of mass destruction, and zombies.  For more information, see the companion bibliography of just some of the titles available in our collection.  "Scary Things from the U.S. Government" 


Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:

The Debt Limit in 2021  (9/30/21)

Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census   (9/29/21)

FDA Approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions  (9/29/21)

Federal Cybersecurity: Background and Issues for Congress  (9/29/21)

Who Pays the Corporate Tax?  (9/29/21)

Recent Developments in Everglades Restoration  (9/28/21)

The Military’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate  (9/28/21)

Twenty Years of Military Operations in Afghanistan:  Key Questions  (9/27/21)

Social Security: The Trust Funds  (9/21/21)

Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response  (9/20/21)

Executive Privilege and Former Presidents: Constitutional Principles and Current Application  (9/20/21)

Executive Privilege and the January 6 Investigations: The Presidential Records Act and Relevant Judicial Considerations  (9/20/21)

U.S. Military Withdrawal and Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan: Frequently Asked Questions  (9/17/21)

COVID-19 Testing: Frequently Asked Questions  (9/16/21)

Automated Vehicles: Safety Implications of Computers on Wheels  (9/14/21)

The Supreme Court’s October 2020 Term: A Review of Selected Major Rulings  (9/14/21)

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Fact Sheet  (9/13/21)

Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking in Africa: An Overview (9/13/21)

Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2021  (9/8/21)

Patriot Day: Fact Sheet  (9/3/21)

Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview  (9/1/21)




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