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Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
Novice Data Users: Help Is on the Way
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy launches the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series this week to help less experienced data users navigate census data.
Got a Problem? Census TOP Summit May Have an App or Tool to Solve It
TOP Summit will display tools designed to address COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, financial inequity and other real-world issues.
Solving the Nation’s Problems Through Civic Tech Collaboration
Through The Opportunity Project, federal agencies, cities and organizations have quickly created 135 tools to help solve big problems like low-income housing.
Public Spending on Protecting the Environment Up
The Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances shows spending on protection of natural resources has steadily increased since 2014.
Air Pollution Diminishes Future Generations’ Economic Opportunities
Pollution is harmful not just to those directly exposed but even to their children and grandchildren.
Can Data and Tech Help Solve Environmental Issues?
The Census Bureau's Opportunity Project celebrates its fifth anniversary with four tech development sprints to create solutions to environmental...
Census Can Help Cities Go Green
Reducing a city’s environmental impact is one way 2020 Census responses will shape the future of public services in communities.


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