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ThisWeekNov21_200 11/21/14
This Week at Interior November 21, 2014

A new study shows the polar bear population in the south Beaufort Sea took a steep decline in the early 2000s; Secretary Jewell announces the first ever right of way grant for offshore wind energy transmission in federal waters; more.


ThisWeekNov14_200 11/14/14
This Week at Interior November 14, 2014

Secretary Jewell and National Park Service Director Jarvis travel to Sydney Australia for the 2014 World Parks Congress; and it's a partnership to benefit almost half a million square nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean; more.


VetsDay_200 11/10/14
Veterans Enjoying America's Public Lands

This Veterans Day we asked veterans and active-duty military members to share their photos of America's public lands. And now we're proud to share them with you.


ThisWeekNov7_200 11/07/14
This Week at Interior November 7, 2014

A three day conference in Idaho in the name of sagebrush habitat conservation; USGS scientists test a model that could eventually restore water flow in Florida's Everglades; Veterans Day is a "fee free" day on many of our public lands; more.


ThisWeekOct31_200 10/31/14
This Week at Interior October 31, 2014

A new public-private partnership to benefit the next generation of outdoor stewards; the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for the African lion; more.


ThisWeekOct24_200 10/24/14
This Week at Interior October 24, 2014

The Fish and Wildlife Service is tracking the progress of hurricane recovery on the East Coast; Interior wants veterans, military members and their families' photos of our service members enjoying the nation's public lands.


ThisWeekOct17_200 10/17/14
This Week at Interior October 17, 2014

Secretary Jewell in Idaho and Wyoming for a first-hand look at sagebrush conservation efforts; the worldwide earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut brings in some 25 million participants; and it's National Fossil Day at the Smithsonian.


ThisWeekOct10_200 10/10/14
This Week at Interior October 10, 2014

President Obama and Secretary Jewell on hand for the official dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington,DC; Smelting sea ice off Alaska is making life difficult for thousands of Pacific walruses; more.


ThisWeekOct3_200 10/03/14
This Week at Interior October 3, 2014

The designation of nine new National Historic Landmarks; Secretary Jewell convenes the White House Council on Native American Affairs; the opening of the "Out of Many, One" exhibit...a human face on the National Mall that can be seen from space; more.


ThisWeekSept26_200 09/26/14
This Week at Interior September 24, 2014

Secretary Jewell's travels take her across several western states, highlighting Interior initiatives like clean domestic energy, youth engagement, wildlife conservation, and restoring trust relationships with Native American tribes; more.


ThisWeekSept19_200 09/19/14
This Week at Interior September 19, 2014

Secretary Jewell travels to Maryland to announce the proposed delisting of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel from the Endangered Species List; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking what to do with six tons of crushed ivory; more.


ThisWeekSept12_200 09/12/14
This Week at Interior September 12, 2014

Secretary Jewell marks the 9/11 anniversary at a special ceremony on Capitol Hill, and with a Day of Service at an Arlington waterfowl sanctuary; a ribbon cutting at the newly renovated White House Visitor Center; more.


ThisWeekSept5_200 09/05/14
This Week at Interior September 5, 2014

Secretary Jewell at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for the 50th anniversaries of the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Act; Fish and Wildlife Service joins National Geographic to help combat the illegal ivory trade; more.


ThisWeekAug29_200 08/29/14
This Week at Interior August 29, 2014

A watershed restoration agreement in Arizona, and a tour of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho; the USGS says an experimental earthquake warning system worked as planned during this week's quake in the San Francisco Bay Area; more.


ThisWeekAug22_200 08/22/14
This Week at Interior August 22, 2014

Secretary Jewell travels to Maine, Minnesota and Montana as part of the administration's commitment to prosperous and resilient Native American communities; the highest winning bid to date for offshore renewable energy leases offshore Maryland; more.


ThisWeekAug15_200 08/15/14
This Week at Interior August 15, 2014

One million dollars in additional funding for a San Diego wildlife refuge to engage new and diverse youth in the great outdoors; Secretary Jewell travels to California to meet with members of the interagency fire leadership team; more


ThisWeekAug8_200 08/08/14
This Week at Interior August 8, 2014

Secretary Jewell on the road again to mark the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and make the case for its full and permanent funding; wildlife trafficking one of the top agenda items at a summit in Washington DC; more.


ThisWeekAug1_200 08/01/14
This Week at Interior August 1, 2014

Interior joins forces with the AFL-CIO's Union Sportsmen Alliance on projects to renew, rebuild, and restore the nation's public lands; the grand opening of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, which is situated near abandoned mines; more.


ThisWeekJuly25_200 07/25/14
This Week at Interior July 25, 2014

Secretary Jewell on Capitol Hill to call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; USGS has a new Coastal Change Hazards Portal that lets users track coastline changes through the past, present, and future; more.


ThisWeekJuly18_200 07/18/14
This Week at Interior July 18, 2014

Philanthropist David Rubenstein donates more than $12 million to help restore Arlington House, a memorial to George Washington and the home of Robert E. Lee; a new report show national parks continue to be economic engines for local communities; more.