Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
DOINews: PI CSC Works with Partners to Develop and Translate Climate Research!
The Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) is working with regional partners to support the development, translation and dissemination of climate science research in the Pacific Islands. Major partners of the PI CSC include the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC), the NOAA Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments, The Hawai'i at Mānoa, University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the University of Guam.
Dave Helweg, Director of the PI CSC, was quoted in an article by the O'ahu-based Midweek publication: “A great deal of science has been very high quality, but it has not been translated to who is going to use it to make decisions. And even though it is about climate, it is really a people program, and we have to get the information to people so they can use it”.
Dr. Helweg is visiting the University of Guam Water and Environmental Research Institute today (April 2) to give a presentation to regional stakeholders and the public on the "Vision and Framework of Science at the Department of Interior Pacific Islands Climate Science Center".
(from left) John J. Marra, NOAA Climate Services director, Pacific Region, Victoria Keener, East-West Center research fellow, and David A. Helweg, director, DOI/USGS Pacific Islands Climate Science Center