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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/table-of-contents

Information for international travelers on health conditions in various countries and infectious diseases related to travel.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/atus.pdf

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Movies, Music, and Sports: U.S. Entertainment Spending, 2008-2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/movies-music-sports-entertainment-spending.htm

Examines U.S. entertainment spending from 2008 to 2013 in four broad categories: fees and admissions, AV equipment/services, pets-toys-hobbies-playground equipment, and other entertainment equipment/services. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/11/19/000158349_20141119134241/Rendered/PDF/WPS7118.pdf

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank

 

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of the Treasury Announcement of Regulatory Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Recreation/Travel

http://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2015/01/15/fact-sheet-us-department-commerce-and-us-department-treasury-announcemen

Describes the revised Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations which implement the changes toward Cuba announced by President Obama in December 2014.  The changes relate to travel to and trade with Cuba, financial services and more.  From the Commerce Department

 

Federal Lands and Natural Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Climate Change,Energy,Geology/Mining,Govt Finance,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43429.pdf

Discusses issues involved in questions of federal land acquisition and management.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10181.pdf

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

George Washington National Forest: Revised Land and Resource Management Plan

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Headlines,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues

http://www.fs.fed.us/gwjeff/core/2014-GWNF-Revised-Forest-Plan-full-document.pdf

Revises the 1993 management plan for the Virginia forest and drew news headlines because of its position on not prohibiting any specific technology for developing energy resources including hydraulic fracturing on forest lands where there are existing valid leases. See also related environmental materials.  From the Forest Service

 

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