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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Donald J. Trump et al v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court opinion that allows the Trump travel ban relating to six Middle Eastern countries to continue to be enforced except for those travelers who have a credible claim of relationship with a U.S. person or entity.  Students admitted to U.S. universities would not be affected by the ban. From the U. S. Supreme Court


CDC Yellow Book 2018

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel

aka CDC Health Information for International Travel, issued biennially as a reference for health professionals and as a resource for travelers. Covers travel health guidelines, pretravel vaccine recommendations, and information about emerging infectious disease threats.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Presidential Travel: Estimated Costs for a Specific Presidential Trip to Illinois and Florida

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Finds the cost of a presidential trip to Illinois and Florida in February 2013 amounted to about $3.6 million.  The costs were incurred by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Current and Future Plans for a State System of Attractive, Sustainable, and Enduring Trails Across the Commonwealth

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Virginia Issues$file/RD363.pdf

Provides a progress report on efforts to improve outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. From the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation


Regulation of Drones

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress


World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Recreation/Travel,United Nations

Provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for global tourism.  Offers a series of case studies from various continents.  From the UN Environment Programme and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.


Drone Registrations by City-State-Zip Code

Categories: Recreation/Travel,Transportation

Lists the number of drone registrations in particular zip code areas.  Does not include the names or street addresses of registered owners.  Those owning drones weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds must register before flying them for recreation purposes.  From the Federal Aviation Administration.


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


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