Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

NOAA View Data Imagery Portal

Categories: Maps/Geography,Science/Technology

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/view/

Provides access to maps of NOAA data from a variety of satellite, model, and other analysis sources.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Handbook on Strategies to Reduce Overcrowding in Prisons

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/Overcrowding_in_prisons_Ebook.pdf

Discusses the causes and consequences of crowded prisons and strategies for relieving such overcrowding.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Virginia Annual Recycling Rate Report: Calendar Year 2012 Summary

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/RecyclingPrograms/2012%20recycling%20rate%20report%20FINAL.pdf

Virginia recycled 41.5% of its municipal and other solid wastes in 2012, down slightly from the 43.5% rate in 2011.  Provides information about recycling by type of material and by region, county, and city.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Factors Associated with Smoking Among Adolescent Males Prior to Incarceration and After Release From Jail: A Longitudinal Study

Categories: Crime/Justice,Smoking/Tobacco

http://www.substanceabusepolicy.com/content/pdf/1747-597X-8-37.pdf

The prevalence of smoking among incarcerated adults is 3-4 times higher than in the general population.  This study explores factors associated with smoking prior to incarceration  and one year after their release from jail. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Behavioral Health, United States, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2012BehavioralHealthUS/2012-BHUS.pdf

Formerly entitled Mental Health, United States, this volume provides information about the current status of the mental health and substance abuse field and includes mental health statistics at the state and national levels from 40 different sources.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration