Climate Change Indicators in the United States

The Environmental Protection Agency has put out a report detailing the effects of climate change on the nation. “Climate Change Indicators in the United States” “partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change”, from the site. Previous editions of the report can be found here.

The report includes greenhouse gases, ocean temperature changes, weather anomalies, snow and ice melt, health effects, and ecosystem effects. Number of cases of lyme’s disease and west nile virus in the U.S. are also included. There is no index in the back of the book, but the table of contents is very inclusive.

Advertisements is a large radio communications data provider. It lists live audio radio feeds for police and fire dispatches, along with local, county, and federal agency bands. Some international countries are also provided. A radio frequency database lists the frequency, license, description of the station, and agency type. Amateur radio feeds for emergencies are also provided. A list of amateur radio operators in the United States and their call signs can also be searched.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Ever wondered what the weather was like the day you were born or when you should plant those heirloom tomatoes?  The answers to these and many more interesting facts can be found at  From this website you can find information about weather, gardening, astrology, and cookery. 

Pollen and Mold Counts

This site provides a listing each day of the mold and pollen spores in the Mid-South. These figures are from the doctor’s office of  “Allergy and Asthma Care”. Mold, mildew, pollen and dust are measured “with a rotary device whose 3-inch rod measures the pollutants every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day”. Figures are arranged by low, medium, high, and very high.

Tennessee Crop Weather

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”.

Bentham Open Access Journals

Bentham Publishers has launced over 200 peer-reviewed, open-access journals.  This link directs you to the list of subjects covered.  Use the links on the left to access a list of title in alphabetical order.  Details about the editorial board and submission guidelines are available for each title.  Disciplines covered include: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Dentistry, Energy & Fuels, Engineering, Evolution, Genetics, Imaging, Immunology, Mathematics, Nanoscience, Nursing, Operational Research, Optics, Pharmacology, Psychology, Transportation, Virology, and much more!