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Agricultue, Forestry and Other Land Use Emissions by Sources and Removals by Sinks: 1990-2011 Analysis

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Environment,Statistics,United Nations


This report provides the first comprehensive analysis of emissions releases from agriculture and forestry as extracted from the new FAOSTAT Emission Database.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization


Unintentional Drowning Deaths in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides information on drowning deaths in the U.S. over the past decade including trends, and patterns by location, age, and sex.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Gateway to Addiction?: A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Targeted Marketing to Youth

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Explains what E-cigarettes are and how manufacturers appear to be using marketing tactics similar to those used by cigarette manufacturers to sell products to minors.  From the Minority site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Shows trends in total price and net price (the price after student aid is deducted) for public, private, and for-profit institutions of higher education over past decade.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


QWI [Quarterly Workforce Indicators] Explorer

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Interactive data analysis tool which allows user to compare and rank labor-force indicators such as employment, job creation and destruction, hires, and wages across a wide range of firm and worker characteristics.  Compare wages by worker sex and age across counties or rank job creation rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups.  From the Census Bureau.


Payment Choice and the Future of Currency: Insights from Two Billion Retail Transactions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

Examines transaction data from a large discount chain to study consumer payment choices and forecast how the mix of consumer payment types will evolve and the future demand for currency.  Working Paper 14-09 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Lost and Found: Understanding Technologies Used to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Mental Health,Science/Technology

Describes cellular location techniques and Global Positioning System devices as technologies for locating missing persons with dementia and the advantages/disadvantages in using them.  Also provides lists of locating devices that are currently available.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance