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.
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Part 1: Senator Ron Wyden; Representative Collin Peterson; Representative Mike Conaway; Representative Chris Murphy; Senator Jeff Bingaman; Representative Tim Bishop; Senator Diane Feinstein; Representative Donna Christensen; Representative Sandy Levin; Representative Barbara Lee; Senator Jon Tester; Representative Candice Miller.
Part 3: Representative Shelly Moore Capito; Senator Mitch McConnell
Part 4: Correspondence related to application submitted by the Coquille Indian Tribe to place land into a trust in Medford, Oregon; Suzanne Bonamici, Representative Earl Blumenauer, Representative Kurt Schrader, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeffrey Merkley, Representative Peter DeFazio
Part 5: DOI's response to the March 26, 2015, inquiry letter from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform which requested information concerning DOI's use of fines and penalties
Part 6: All FOIA requests that mention “Trump” or “Donald Trump,” as well as responsive records and correspondence