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: SC CSC Director Presents "Introduction to the New SC CSC"
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On April 19 at 3:30 PM (Central), Dr. Kim Winton, SC CSC Director, will present a seminar, "Introduction to the New South Central Climate Science Center", to the University of Oklahoma Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability.
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is a new research center formed by the Department of the Interior. It is operated through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The SC CSC is hosted on the University Research Campus. The University of Oklahoma is the Host University and one of the research Consortium Members. Other members of the Consortium are Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Louisiana State University, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab. The groups all work together on themes such as climate change, precipitation variability, effects of climate on ecosystems and the human dimension related to climate change. The SC CSC just had its one year anniversary on March 1, 2013. This presentation will give you history of why the centers were established, a summary of the ongoing work, as well as information of how you can participate.