Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
DOINews: Alaska CSC Participates in Fall 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting
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If you are traveling to the Fall 2013 AGU Meeting in San Fransisco, don't miss the many presentations from the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) staff and researchers!
A list of AK CSC Projects and Researchers Presenting at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting can be found here.
A list of AK CSC Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) Researchers Presenting at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting can be found here.
Also check out this talk from Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the AK CSC:
1:40 PM - 1:55 PM on Tuesday 12/10; GC23G-01. The limits of statistical climate-fire modeling: what goes up must come down Jeremy S. Littell; Donald McKenzie
And the sessions co-organized by AK CSC staffers:
GC11A. GC11A. Paleoclimate, Observations, and Models: Water Resource Management Under Climate Variability and Change I Posters; Convener(s): Jeremy Littell, Qiuhong Tang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Stephen Gray, and Benjamin Cook (NASA-GISS); Monday 12/9, 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM; Hall A-C (Moscone South)
GC14A. GC14A. Creating Policy-Relevant Resource Management Science under Climate Change II; Convener(s): Jake Weltzin (USA National Phenology Network), Mohammad Safeeq, Charles Luce (USDA Forest Service) and Jeremy Littell; Monday 12/9; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; 3003 (Moscone West)
GC41F. GC41F. Paleoclimate, Observations and Models: Water Resource Management Under Climate Variability and Change II (Virtual Option); Convener(s): Sally Langford (CIRES), Daniel Griffin (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Jeremy Littell and Gregory Pederson; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 3002 (Moscone West)