Hello everyone! It’s that time again… We’re happy to announce our latest content release!

Have you ever wondered if there are any environmental hazards around your house? If so, we’ve got the solution! Environmental Data Resources, Inc. is publishing their Environmental Hazard Rank offering. The EDR Environmental Hazard Ranking System depicts the relative environmental health of any U.S. ZIP code based on an advanced analysis of its environmental issues. The results are then aggregated by ZIP code to provide you with a rank so you can see how the ZIP code you're interested in stacks up.

It’s Trivia Time! Today’s question: Is the buying power of US dollar greater today than it was in 1976? And today’s Bonus Question: was the buying power of US dollar greater in 1976 than it was in 1923? If you’re sitting there scratching your head thinking “Hmm, these are good questions, Mr. Azure DataMarket Blog Writer Man”, then fear not, MetricMash has got you covered. They’re publishing their U.S. Consumer Price Index - 1913 to Current offering. This offering provides the changes in the prices paid by consumers for over 375 goods and services in major expenditure groups – such as food, housing, apparel, transportation, medical care and education cost. The CPI can be used to measure inflation and adjust the real value of wages, salaries and pensions for regulating prices and for calculating the real rate of return on investments. And, speaking of buying power, MetricMash is offering a free trial on this offering to make it easy for developers to use this information inside their apps.

- Mr. Azure DataMarket Blog Writer Man