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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: EROS Scientist Gabriel Senay to be Co-located at North Central CSC
Last edited 4/26/2016
Gabriel Senay will be co-located at the DOI North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) starting August 2014. His research work focuses on the integration and application of remotely sensed data for agro-hydrologic modeling. Gabriel will promote and advance the use of satellite-derived multi-scale evapotranspiration products by the key stakeholders in the irrigation community for water resources planning and management. He will establish a stronger linkage between the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center's Land Cover Monitoring, Assessment and Projection (LCMAP) program and the NC CSC Resource for Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation and Mitigation Planning (ReVAMP) activities in order to improve data and information products for climate and land use research and applications.