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: Climate Science Centers present at the UNIDO Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem (GoM-LME) Coastal Community Resilience Workshop
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The Southeast and South Central Climate Science Centers (CSCs) were invited to participate in the UNIDO GoM-LME Coastal Community Resilience Workshop held in Villahermosa, Tabasco Mexico August 15-17, 2012. Melinda Dalton presented an introduction and overview of CSCs as well as updates on science activities that may help researchers and resource managers advance resiliency and adaptation in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting was another step in developing collaboration between partners involved in coastal community resilience and adaptation in the U.S. and Mexico. Much of the meeting focused on developing transboundary methods of community resilience and climate change mitigation, with an emphasis on the potential for technological and environmental partnerships. Workshop participants also include representatives of UNIDO, multiple Mexican federal and state agencies, EPA, NOAA Sea Grant, universities, and non-governmental research organizations. For more information please contact Melinda Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-903-9142).