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: Northwest CSC Adopts Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015
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The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce the adoption of the NW CSC Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015. The NW CSC provides education and training services to groom the next generation of climate scientists and practitioners and deliver science-based knowledge and educational opportunities to various audiences. The Strategy describes the NW CSC education and training goals and objectives, approaches for effectively educating target audiences, and the strategy implementation process and program evaluation. This Strategy is integrated with the NW CSC Communication Strategy and NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy in its goals of sharing NW CSC-funded research results with climate researchers, educators, resource managers, and policy makers, as well as advancing the understanding and practice of knowledge integration (e.g., incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in climate research) in NW CSC educational programs.