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: Climate Science and Resource Management Lecture Series
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A special topics lecture series, organized through Colorado State University (CSU) and the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC), will be hosted by the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Regular lectures will be held 11:00 AM – 1 PM on Fridays, starting August 31 through December 7, 2012.
Location: Colorado State University, Natural and Environmental Sciences Building, Room A302-304
Objective: The course objectives are twofold: (1) expose students to state-of-the-science research providing the best available climate science and synthesis to inform energy, land, and cultural resource management within the North Central Domain and (2) present collaborative opportunities between students, lecturers, the North Central Climate Science Center Stakeholders, and University consortium for integrated vulnerability and adaptation research.
This will be a combined lecture series with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center and a graduate special-topics course through Colorado State University's Natural Resource Ecology Lab and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. The class will be co-run by Drs. Jeff Morisette and Dennis Ojima.