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Spending Habits of Urban Consumers and “Blue Collar” Consumers Living in Urban Areas, 1984 and 2015.

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/pdf/spending-habits-of-urban-consumers-and-blue-collar-consumers-living-in-urban-areas-1984

Compares spending and budget allocations of all urban consumers (CPI-U) with those of wage earners or clerical workers in urban areas (CPI-W).  Covers the differences in major spending categories and specific categories of general interest.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Universal Service Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,Libraries/Museums,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0113/DOC-343025A1.pdf

Provides annual information on industry revenues, program funding requirements, and other data on four universal service programs of telecommunications support.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Report Sections for the 2015 TRI National Analysis

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/trinationalanalysis/report-sections-2015-tri-national-analysis

Offers links to various parts of the TRI 2015 report including text of complete report, executive summary, releases of chemicals, industry sectors and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis 2015: Complete Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_complete_english.pdf

Features text of complete report for 2015 of the annual release of certain toxic chemicals to air, land, and water by U.S. industrial facilities.   From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

State of the Climate: National Overview Annual 2016

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201613

Finds that the average temperature for the contiguous United States was 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit or 2.9 degrees above the 20th century average.  It was the second warmest year on record.  Also includes precipitation, statewide highlights, seasonal summaries, snow and ice, hurricanes and tropical storms, and tornadoes.  From the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

State of the Climate: Global Analysis Annual 2016

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613

Reviews global weather patterns for the past year and finds that 2016 was the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping by the federal government.  Twelve warmest years have all occurred within the past 20 years.  Covers global temperatures and precipitation.  From the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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