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ThisYear2014_200 12/19/14
This Year at Interior 2014

A look back at the top stories of 2014 from This Week at Interior.


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Happy Holidays from the Department of the Interior

Season's greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year from the employees at the Department of the Interior.


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This Week at Interior December 12, 2014

Secretary Jewell welcomes ambassadors from three Pacific island nations threatened by climate change; a new report shows streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming due to rising air temperatures; more.


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This Week at Interior December 5, 2014

The White House Tribal Nations Conference; $13.4 billion in energy revenue disbursements; the National Christmas Tree is lit; more.


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Thanksgiving Message from the Secretary

Happy Thanksgiving to all Interior employees from Secretary Jewell.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.