Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
You may file a FOIA appeal for any of the following reasons:
Records or parts of records responsive to your request have been withheld. The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of the final response.*
The bureau/office informs you that you have not adequately described the records you are seeking, or that it doesn't possess responsive records and you have reason to believe it does or you question the adequacy of the bureau's search for responsive records. The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of the final response.*
The bureau/office did not address all aspects of your request for records. The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of the final response.*
You believe there is a procedural deficiency (e.g., fees are improperly calculated). The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of the final response.*
A decision has not been made on your request within the time limits provided in § 2.16 of DOI's FOIA regulations. You may file an appeal any time after the time limit for responding to your request has passed.
Your request for a fee waiver has been denied. The FOIA Appeals Officer must receive your appeal no later than 90 workdays from the date of the letter denying the fee waiver.*
Your request for expedited processing has either been denied or not responded to on time. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible.
*Appeals arriving or delivered after 5 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday, will be deemed received on the next workday. FOIA requests and appeals delivered via courier to the Main Interior Building will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. EST due to the Department's security requirements.
If you want to file and appeal,you must submit your appeal and accompanying materials to the FOIA Appeals Officer by mail, courier service, fax, or email. All communications concerning your appeal should be clearly marked with the words: "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL." Your appeal must be made in writing. You must include with your appeal copies of all correspondence between you and the bureau/office concerning your FOIA request, including your request and the bureau's/office's response (if there is one). Failure to include with your appeal all correspondence between you and the bureau/office will result in the Department's rejection of your appeal, unless the FOIA Appeals Officer determines (in the FOIA Appeal Officer's sole discretion) that good cause exists to accept the defective appeal.
What to Include with Your Appeal
You also should include, in as much detail as possible, any reason(s) why you believe the bureau's/office's response was in error. If you file an appeal concerning a fee waiver denial or a denial of expedited processing, you should demonstrate fully how the criteria in § 2.45-§ 2.48 of DOI's FOIA regulations are met. You also should state in as much detail as possible why you believe the initial decision was incorrect. Also include your name and daytime telephone number (or the name and telephone number of an appropriate contact), email address and fax number (if available) in case DOI needs additional information or clarification of your appeal.
DOI FOIA Appeals Office Contact Information
Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor 1849 C Street, N.W. MS-6556 MIB Washington, DC 20240