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: Upcoming Q&A, Information Session about AK CSC Research Funding Opportunity
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Funding opportunities were recently announced from the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. Proposals are invited for projects that support CSC science priorities. Eligible applicants are principal investigators from the USGS, CSCs, or university consortium partners of the CSCs. Other interested parties (federal, tribal, state, and others) are encouraged to collaborate with eligible applicants. The deadline for submission of a Statement of Interest for a science project is February 1, 2013.
The Alaska CSC will host a call-in session to address questions related to this solicitation on January 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM Alaska Standard Time.
The call-in number for this session will be 703-648-4848, Code 15405. Please RSVP to Steve Gray (email@example.com) by COB January 14, 2013 if you wish to participate.
The Alaska CSC will present information on implementation of the Center's Strategic Plan and host an in-person Q&A session on this solicitation January 17, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Alaska Standard Time at the USGS Alaska Science Center, Glenn Olds Hall Conference Room. Please contact Steve Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on remote access.