“Welcome to EarthTrends, an online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives responsible decisions by governments and individuals, EarthTrends offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats.”–From the Website.
“The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. We have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.”–From the Website. Loans are available but fees are charged.
Nordic Volcanological Center at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Iceland
Icelandic Met Office
Icelandic Met Office Frequently Asked Questions
From the USGS Volcano Hazards Program this is a helpful glossary with good photographs of the terms covered.
“Refund information for the most current tax year that you filed will generally be available 72 hours after we acknowledge receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return”–From this IRS Website. From here on this site you can check the current status of your refund.
“The task force is improving efforts across the government and with state and local partners to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets”–From the Website. Financial fraud can be reported from here.
The American Library Association offers its list of the most banned/challenged books for the past decade.
Here can be found the text of the American Library Association’s annual report on the state of America’s libraries.
“The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.”–From the Website