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: NE CSC Celebrates its 2 Year Anniversary!
Last edited 4/26/2016
At a 2-year anniversary celebration held on Monday, March 10th for the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC), NE CSC staff members and fellows mingled with University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty and students from the Geoscience, Environmental Conservation, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biology Departments. Dean Goodwin of the College of Natural Resources and the Environment was also in attendance and spoke words of praise and future endeavors alongside Federal and University Directors Mary Ratnaswamy and Rick Palmer. Chocolate cake was enjoyed by all!
Congratulations to the NE CSC for 2 years of progress and growth!
Richard Palmer, NE CSC University Director and Mary Ratnaswamy,NE CSC Federal Director cut the cake in celebration of the NE CSC's 2nd Anniversary
Richard Palmer speaks at the NE CSC's 2nd Anniversary celebration. NE CSC staff, fellows and researchers were in attendance, as well as academic colleagues at UMass Amherst.
NE CSC staff, fellows, researchers, and colleagues enjoy the NE CSC's 2nd Anniversary celebration.
Mary Ratnaswamy speaks at the NE CSC's 2nd Anniversary celebration.