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Passenger Travel Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Environment,Recreation/Travel,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Calls itself a snapshot of the characteristics and trends of personal travel in the United States, the network through which passenger travel takes place, and related economic, safety, and environmental aspects of passenger travel. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


The Rising Cost of Wildfire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

Categories: Govt Finance,Recreation/Travel,Weather/Disasters

Documents the growth over the past 20 years of the cost of fighting wildfires and the impact those costs are having on the portion of the Forest Service budget devoted to recreation, restoration, and other activities.  From the U.S. Forest Service


2016 Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

Categories: Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

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

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

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

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

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

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


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