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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.