Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Tracking Gun Violence in America (2019)

The Gun Violence Archive, an online database started in 2013, compiles information on gun violence and provides up-to-date statistics on all gun-related incidents in the United States (omitting suicide). A real-time, quick-access chart on the homepage includes links to total number of incidents (33,510 as of August 7, 2019), number...

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FEMA Releases Protective Actions Guidance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency released the latest guidance on protective actions during natural disasters. According to the report, “evacuation and shelter-in-place have become more important to emergency management operations in previous years.” To address these developments, the document provides a tailored overview of evacuation and shelter-in-place operations by drawing...

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Resisting U.S. Sanctions with Cryptocurrency

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies has released a report titled Crypto Rogues: U.S. State Adversaries Seeking Blockchain Sanctions Resistance. The report examines how digital currency technology is used by foreign adversaries to try and offset economic sanctions. Specifically, the study focuses on the efforts made by Venezuela, Russia, Iran...

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In Focus: Extreme Heat

New In Focus now available on Extreme Heat. From Ready.gov: Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above...

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Rising Heat Levels in the United States

As summer gets underway, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report titled, Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days. The analysis focuses on the effects of rising temperatures in the United States, and the potential dangers of staying on our...