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World Factbook from the CIA

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. 

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U.S. Dept. of Energy: Rifle Uranium Sites

 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Data Validation Package, dated June 2010, containing the groundwater and surface water monitoring data generated from the November 2009 sampling event at the Old and New Rifle Processing Sites (those are the official DOE names for the uranium mill tailing sites located near Rifle). The package includes worksheets and reports that document the sampling activities and validation procedures conducted.  Click on the U.S. Dept.

Travel.State.Gov from the U.S. Department of State

This database from the U.S. Department of State provides country specific information for every country of the world.  It is great for people planning on traveling internationally or those wanting to learn more about current political and social conditions in a specific nation.

In this database, you will find information like the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices; whether you need a visa; crime and security information; health and medical conditions; drug penalties; and localized hot spots. 

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