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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Unmanned Aircraft Operations in Domestic Airspace: U.S. Policy Perspectives and the Regulatory Landscape

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Recreation/Travel,Science/Technology,Transportation

Describes the current and projected market for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), applications of UAS in government and industry, safety and security issues, the current regulatory environment, and pending drone-related legislation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Recreation/Travel,Science/Technology,Transportation

Press release with details about the federal government’s decision to require registration of drones. A task force will develop recommendations for the registration process by 11/20/15. Concerns have been expressed about unmanned aircraft flying higher than permitted and near airports. From the Federal Aviation Administration


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


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