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 Staff Participates in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation Events
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The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is excited to have April Taylor, SC CSC Sustainability Scientist, participate in the following events in January and February 2014:
Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo of 2014
Norman, OK: January 28, 2014
The Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo is an annual event where Chickasaw Nation employees learn about the types of environmental projects and topics the tribe works on in their jurisdictional lands. April Taylor will teach a class at the event to the Chickasaw Nation employees. The title of the presentation is “Influence of Climate Change on Extreme Weather Events and What Can One Do”.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 2014 Career Expo
McAlester, OK: February 26, 2014
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma hosts an annual career expo where Native American students learn about various career opportunities and practice their interviewing skills. This year the theme is: "Winds of Change: Change your direction, change your career, change your life". April Taylor will attend the event to inform students of the upcoming SC CSC Early Career Workshop and Summer Internship program.