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These wildfire tracker maps show smoke, hot spots, and air quality by zip code

Fast Company: “Now that midsummer is synonymous with out-of-control wildfires, researchers and government agencies are putting out impressive online mapping systems to help people understand their peril. As California, Oregon, Washington, and other states brace for another devastating wildfire season, fire mapping has improved substantially since last year. Here’s where to bookmark…”

New CDC map shows most vulnerable U.S. areas with low vaccination rates

Fast Company – “Delta is wreaking havoc among communities where vaccination rates are low. This map shows you how your county ranks. Earlier this month, the delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that caused COVID-19, became dominant in the United States with just over 50% of all new Covid-19 cases being caused by it. Now… Continue Reading

Code of Federal Regulations (Annual Edition)

GovInfo: “The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more… Continue Reading

Navigating the National Archives Catalog

“Did you know the National Archives Catalog contains over 140 million pages of digitized historical records and more than 27 million descriptions of the records in our holdings? And new pages and descriptions are being added to the Catalog each week! With so much information and material available to search, we are excited to share… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Patent Dataset

“To assist researchers and policymakers focusing on the determinants and impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) invention, OCE released two data files, collectively called the Artificial Intelligence Patent Dataset (AIPD). The first data file identifies United States (U.S.) patents issued between 1976 and 2020 and pre-grant publications (PGPubs) published through 2020 that contain one or more… Continue Reading

NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today unveiled a new cloud-based recall dashboard to make searching for auto safety recall data easy and efficient. The dashboard offers user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data.  “This new dashboard provides unprecedented transparency into the recall process,” said Dr. Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s… Continue Reading

Making it easier to find government agencies

USA.gov Blog: “Finding contact information for a federal department or agency is a top task at USA.gov and USAGov en Español. Our A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies directory is a popular feature and the result of many years of user testing and website user metrics. Over time, we’ve noticed a pain point… Continue Reading

NOAA – Hurricane safety, explained

“Hurricanes are powerful storms that bring life-threatening hazards to people living in both coastal and inland communities. Though you may first think of wind when envisioning a hurricane, water hazards are historically the most deadly. In this explainer, we will review the three major hazards of hurricanes — storm surge, heavy rainfall, and strong wind… Continue Reading

EPA – Climate Change Indicators in the United States

“The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human… Continue Reading

Climate Change Indicators in the United States

BBC – US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump: “The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said for the first time that climate change is being driven at least in part by humans. The agency made the acknowledgement in a new report that had been delayed by the Trump White House since 2017.… Continue Reading