Hope you're all having a good holiday weekend. Ours has been rainy off and on but we needed the change. Lots of fun things going on in the mountains this weekend, with a heritage festival downtown and much more. Just a great weekend for a short, nearly wet, motorcycle ride, too. More photos on my Southern Highlands Cam
: Information Resources on Marine Mammals
Links to onine book searches and other downloadable texts from Resourceshelf.
EarthTrends Climate and Atmosphere Database: lots of stats on pollution, emissions, etc. Click tabs for other databases, including Population, Health and Human Well-being, with Internet, health, population trends, lots more. From World Resources Institute. Links to all the topics.
Census: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005, press release with links to the data.
The Use of Public Funds for Private Benefit: An Examination of the Relationship between Public Stadium Funding and Ticket Prices in the National Football League and Publicly Financed New Sports Facilities: Are They Economically Justifiable? A Case Study of the Los Angeles Staples Center, studies from the International Journal of Sport Finance. Some more sports business research reports listed on Docuticker this week.
Two good public records tips in TVCAlert (originally published in Cyberskeptics' Guide): The Making of a Public Records Researcher and The Art of Public Records Research, by Genie Tyburski. Found in one of these:
PoliceReports.us, with traffic accident/incident reports from several cities/towns nationwide. Check the 'Making' story for links to some other cities with reports online.
Some interesting stories/blogs:
Jim Defede's blog, the former New Times/Miami Herald columnist, now a Miami radio commentator.
J-Prof, blog from UT's Jim Stovall.