Tennessee Crop Weather

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/State_Crop_Progress_and_Condition/current/current_tn.rtf

From the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, this website shows the weather conditions for crops in state of Tennessee weekly. From the site – “It includes degree days, temperature, precipitation, crop planting progress, crop development and harvesting progress”.

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Faostat

faostat.fao.org/default.aspx

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is now providing open access to their database relating to food and agriculture statistics for some 200 countries.  The information provided includes agricultural and food production, land use, population trends,  food aid shipments and other great information. Statistics on the database goes back to 1961. Free registration is all that is required to access the database.

healthcare.gov

http://www.healthcare.gov/

Managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, HealthCare.gov provides an easy way to compare insurance plans that are available through health providers.  The website also has a comparison of 4,700 hospitals around the nation so that consumers can make an informed decision on their health care.

New: Pre-existing condition insurance plan. From the site – “Under the new law, people who have been denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and who have been uninsured for at least six months may qualify to buy insurance”.

WorldWideScience.org

From Library Journal:

http://worldwidescience.org

“Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, this ‘Global Science Gateway’ allows one to search across 28 scientific databases from 18 countries.  An international collaboration, the site provides access to published research findings in energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and the basic sciences.”  Simply type your query into the search blank to access information from all 28 databases.

Update:  The database has expanded to include 32 national databases and access to portals in 44 countries. [6/16/08]

Update: “Now you can find non-English scientific literature from databases in China, Russia, France, and several Latin American countries and have your search results translated into one of nine languages.” [7/8/10]