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.
Below is the weekly list of Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior. This list includes items appearing in the during the week of October 7-11, 2013. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person or by mail at 1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151, Washington, DC 20240.
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1. 78 FR 61955, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No PF13-7-000], Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings for the Planned East Side Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.
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2. 78 FR 62009, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-498-000], Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed White Oak Lateral Project.
3. 78 FR 62010, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF13-12-000], Empire Pipeline, Inc.; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Tuscarora Expansion Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.
4. 78 FR 62012, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket Nos. CP13-36-000; CP13-132-000], Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rockaway Delivery Lateral and Northeast Connector Projects and Notice of Public Comment Meetings.