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Secretary Jewell signs first ever competitive offshore wind energy lease

Secretary Jewell signs the first federal offshore wind lease.

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This Week at Interior September 13, 2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Secretary Jewell takes part in ceremonies honoring the passengers and crew of United Flight 93; the National Park Service launches a new portal aimed at using NPS sites as teaching tools; more.

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This Week at Interior September 6, 2013

The Rim Fire burning in Yosemite is now the largest in that park's history; its the second competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters; Secretary Jewell wraps up her tour of Alaska; a blind kayaker travels the entire Grand Canyon; more.

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This Week at Interior August 30, 2013

Crowds brave rainy skies to turn out on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; the raging Rim Fire continues to threaten Yosemite National Park; a new study detects more water on the Moon; more.

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This Week at Interior August 23, 2013

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group has elevated the fire preparedness level to 5 for the fifth time in the last ten years, as Secretary Jewell calls on the nation to prepare to fight wildfires and protect our homes and communities; more.

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This Week at Interior August 16, 2013

Secretary Jewell talks renewable energy at the Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas, coastal resilience during a visit to New York City, and public-private partnership to fight climate change during a conference call with business leaders; more.

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This Week at Interior August 9, 2013

Secretary Jewell visits energy facilities and parks in North Dakota, and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins her there to talk education and tribal issues; more.

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This Week at Interior August 2, 2013

A new report outlines the positive impact of Interior on the national economy; Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor is tapped for Deputy Interior Secretary; it's the first meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs; more.

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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.