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Secretary Jewell Signs Water Rights Agreement

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell signs an historic agreement at the Department of the Interior guaranteeing water rights for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona.

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Secretary Jewell at Korean War 60th Anniversary

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gives welcoming remarks at ceremonies honoring the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. See the entire ceremony at

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This Week at Interior July 26, 2013

A second sale of offshore wind energy leases; President Obama, Secretary Jewell, and others will take part in ceremonies commemorating the Korean War Armistice; and staff from the USFWS take part in a special outing for kids with cerebral palsy.

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This Week at Interior July 19, 2013

Interior joins USDA and Colorado officials to help mitigate wildfire risks; the Secretary marks her 100th day on the job at the Outdoor Nation Summit; and volcano scientists from around the world learn how to limit volcanic threats to life and property.

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This Week at Interior July 12, 2013

A partnership between agencies to protect wildlife, help farmers, and enable military readiness; a discussion on diversity in the Federal workplace; and special lights illuminate the Washington Monument.

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This Week at Interior July 5, 2013

Gettysburg observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle; Secretary Jewell visits fire incident command posts in Arizona; the Statue of Liberty reopens, and Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over Washington DC

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This Week at Interior June 28, 2013

President Obama outlines a plan to fight carbon pollution; Secretary Jewell releases a USGS study on carbon storage; Secretary Jewell takes several steps to help get kids moving in the great outdoors; and more.

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Message to Interior Staff on Climate Change

Sally Jewell's message to all employees on President Obama's plan on climate change and how Interior will play a key role in efforts to develop homegrown energy, cut carbon pollution, and leave a cleaner, more stable environment for the future.

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Supermoon Over Washington DC

15 second time-lapse of the Supermoon as it rises over the Washington Monument. Shot from the roof of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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This Week at Interior June 21, 2013

Interior hosts youth leaders to help boost STEM programs; steps underway for a land buy-back program for tribal nations; it's the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg; Interior wants photographs of your summer activities on U.S. public lands.

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This Week at Interior June 14, 2013

PILT payments go out to 49 states, three territories, and DC; a proposal to list all chimpanzees as endangered; surprising sea life is discovered just off the Mid-Atlantic Coast; and new imagery from the Washington Monument earthquake repair project.

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This Week at Interior June 7, 2013

Secretary Jewell kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week; it's the first ever offshore wind energy lease auction, and a green light for three renewable energy projects; and the menu at sites in some National Parks will include more healthy options.

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Healthy, Sustainable Food Choices at Parks

Visitors will have additional choices for purchasing healthy, nutritious food at national parks across the country.

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This Week at Interior May 31, 2013

The official handoff of Landsat 8 from NASA to USGS; talking about the way forward in the Colorado River Basin; a youth corps to help restore NYC and NJ parks after Hurricane Sandy; and Saturday marks National Trails Day.

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NASA-USGS Landsat 8 Handoff

The latest Landsat observation satellite, Landsat 8, begins its mission to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of Earth's landscape as seen from space. USGS assumed operation of the satellite May 30th.

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This Week at Interior May 24, 2013

A new study shows an alarming decline in amphibian life within the US, a "Day of Service" at national memorials to honor the nation's fallen service members, and a plan to create youth jobs through conservation efforts.

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Memorial Day Message

Secretary Jewell's Memorial Day message to Department of the Interior staff.

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Memorial Day of Service

Military veterans and volunteers from the Department of the Interior team up with veterans and volunteers from GE and the National Park Service for a day of service to honor fallen service members.

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This Week at Interior May 17, 2013

Secretary Jewell takes to the skies with smoke jumpers; Interior releases an updated draft rule on fracking; law enforcement officers saluted at Police Week ceremonies; and the Washington Monument repair effort passes a major milestone.

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Washington Monument Scaffolding Time Lapse

Time lapse video of the Washington Monument earthquake repair scaffolding construction project, from March 20th to May 13th, 2013. Video shot from the roof of the Department of the Interior.