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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Women,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Protected Areas Database of the United States

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Recreation/Travel

https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/

The official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.  Includes 200,000 parks and protected areas covering three billion land and marine acres.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

U.S. Prescribing Rate Maps

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/maps/rxrate-maps.html

Thematic maps which show the geographic distribution at both state and county levels of retail opioid prescriptions dispenses per 100 persons in the past decade.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Virginia Population Shifts: Localities Face Challenges as Growth Slows

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202017%20Vol.%2093%20No%201.pdf

Analyzes the changes in Virginia’s population as some localities continue to grow by double digits while others deal with slowing growth rates or declining population.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

The U.S. Government’s Santa-Tracking Mission

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,Maps/Geography

https://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/2016/12/19/the-u-s-governments-santa-tracking-mission/

Explains the history of how the Continental Air Defense Command got into the business of playing Santa Claus in 1955 because of an erroneous newspaper ad.  Also tries to sell some
GPO merchandise.  From the Government Publishing Office’s Government Book Talk Blog

 

NORAD Tracks Santa

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Maps/Geography

http://www.noradsanta.org/

Follow the countdown.  Because tis the season!  From the North American Aerospace Defense Command

 

Defining Rural at the U.S. Census Bureau

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acsgeo-1.pdf

Highlights the history of how the concept of “rural” has been defined by the Census Bureau, the current delineations of urban and rural areas, and the relationship that exists between decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and geography.  From the Census Bureau

 

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