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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Alaskan National Park Glaciers: Status and Trends: Fourth Progress Report

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel,Weather/Disasters

Presents results from mapping of all glacier extents and from measurements of surface elevation change for Alaskan glaciers.  Discovered that glaciers decreased 5% to 11% from 1950/51 to 2005/07.  From the National Park Service


2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects: Economic Contributions to Local Communities, States, and the Nation

Categories: Business/Economics,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Analyzes how trip-related spending by visitors to national park sites cycles through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income.  From the National Park Service


Visa Waiver Program

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Recreation/Travel,Terrorism

Explains what the Visa Waiver Program is, how it operates, policy issues such as security and overstays, and proposed legislation for change.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Beyond the Border Implementation Report: December 2013

Categories: Canada,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel,Terrorism

Discusses key accomplishments over the past year in the implementation of the action plan to promote expanded trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and prevent criminals, terrorists, and illegal goods from crossing.  From the White House


Outdoor Recreation in Virginia Today: Trends and Policies

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues

Provides a literature review, statistics, and an assessment of outdoors recreation resources, participation trends, and funding to provide evidence for future policy discussions.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


U.S. Forest Service Offers New Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

Categories: Maps/Geography,Recreation/Travel,Telecommunications/Internet

Press release about availability of digital maps of national forests and grasslands for users of Android and iOS mobile digital devices.  From the Forest Service


2014 Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel

International travel health information including advice for travelers, self-treatable conditions, infectious diseases related to travel, and warnings about specific locations.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Surveillance for Travel-Related Disease … United States, 1997-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Provides statistics on the rise in the number of people engaged in foreign travel to and from the U. S., the prevalence of health problems related to such travel, and the method used to gather such data.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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