Monday, April 20, 2009

Schools and Toxic Chemical Facilities - 2007 Toxic Release Inventory

Update: April 20, 2009 P.M. - Schools Added to maps

We have added schools to the maps. The maps are now a bit faster and easier to navigate. As you zoom in you will see a change in the icons of the facilities near the center of the map - these are the ones that you can click on and find the facility name, number of schools within 1 mile and number of schools within 5 miles of the facility plus a link to a database about the toxic history of the facility. The schools will appear as you zoom in. As you zoom in further, you will see the school icon change - at that point you can click on the school to view its name. Click here for a graphical mini-tutorial.

We'll also be adding the total number of schools within 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 5 miles of a toxic chemical facility. Click here for the updated 2007 Toxic Release Inventory maps with schools added.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Should Obama Control the Internet?

Should Obama Control the Internet? A new bill would give the President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private data... Read article and download bill.