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: OCAST Radio Interview with SC CSC Director
Last edited 4/26/2016
An interview with SC CSC Director, Kim Winton, was recently aired (and is available online!) on the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) radio show. The show was aired at stations all over Oklahoma and north Texas.
The OCAST radio show highlights the latest technology developments happening in Oklahoma. It is hosted by Gary Owen and Steve Paris and they talk with Oklahomans who are at the forefront in developing the state's technology infrastructure. The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology was created in 1987 by the state legislature. The agency's mission is to diversify and grow Oklahoma's economy through strategic investment in technology – its development, transfer and commercialization. The agency takes great pride in being recognized as a results-driven, high-performing organization that helps to increase research activity and public/private partnerships leading to high paying jobs, overall economic growth and improving quality of life.
To listen to the OCAST radio interview with Dr. Kim Winton, please click here and scroll to the Feb 9-10 show (the interview begins at 15:20).