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.
This list represents a selection of books and reports on environmental aspects of oil and gas development, available at the Interior Library. Within each section, titles are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holiday.
HD9565 .O64 2011 Organizational design for spill containment in deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico: assessment of Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) Anderson, Robert
GE145 .C78 2011 Precursor analysis for offshore oil and gas drilling: from prescriptive to risk-informed regulation Cooke, Roger M., 1946-
HB846.5 .D38 2003 Valuation of coastal resources: understanding substitution in time and space: final technical summary: final study report Deacon, Robert T.
TD427 .P4 P764 2002 Oil-spill risk analysis: Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf (OCS) lease sales, eastern planning area, 2003-2007, and gulfwide OCS program, 2003-2042 Ji, Zhen-Gang
TD427 .P4 P763 2002 Oil-spill risk analysis: Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf (OCS) lease sales, central planning area and western planning area, 2003-2007, and gulfwide OCS program, 2003-2042 Ji, Zhen-Gang
TD427 .P4 J34 2007 Oil-spill risk analysis: Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf (OCS) lease sales, central planning area and western planning area, 2007-2012, and gulfwide OCS program, 2007-2046 Ji, Zhen-Gang
QE75 .O65 NO.82-804 An application of vulnerability index to oil spill modeling in the Gulf of Mexico LaBelle, Robert P.
TN871.3 .M83 2011 Preliminary empirical assessment of offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico Muehlenbachs, Lucija
TD427 .P4 P753 2000 Oil-spill risk analysis: use of floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) systems in the Gulf of Mexico Price, James M.
GE145 .M33 2011 Managing environmental, health, and safety risks: a comparative assessment of the Minerals Management Service and other agencies Scarlett, Lynn
GE145 .S27 2011 Risk management practices: cross-agency comparisons with Minerals Management Service Scarlett, Lynn
KF3775 .S53 2003 Risk regulation at risk: restoring a pragmatic approach Shapiro, Sidney A., 1947-
QE75 .P9 NO.1227 The Oilspill risk analysis model of the U.S. Geological Survey Smith, Richard A., 1945-
TN871.3 .V56 2010 Offshore risk assessment: principles, modelling, and applications of QRA studies Vinnem, Jan Erik
QH545 .O5 B34 2003 Best practices for migratory bird care during oil spill response Berg, Catherine
SK351 .W7 NO.153 Effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on river otters: injury and recovery of a sentinel species Bowyer, R. Terry
TD427 .P4 S96 1994 Symposium proceedings: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean oil spills in coastal ecosystems: assessing effects, natural recovery, and progress in remediation research, New Orleans, July 14-15, 1994 Proffitt, C. Edward
TD195 .P4 T59 Assessment of past, present, and future risks of oil spills in and near the present sea otter range in California Tinney, Richard T.
QH545 .O5 U53 1996 Fish and Wildlife Service spill response contingency plan U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
QH105 .A4 W48 1996 Degrees of disaster: Prince William Sound: how nature reels and rebounds Wheelwright, Jeff QH91.8 .O4 W926 Effects and management of oil spills in marsh ecosystems: a review produced from a workshop convened July 1996 at McNeese State University Workshop on the Effects and Management of Oil Spills in Marsh Ecosystems (1996: Lake Charles, La.)
TD427 .P4 C386 2010 Disaster on the horizon: high stakes, high risks, and the story behind the Deepwater well blowout Cavnar, Bob, 1953-
TD196 .P4 F74 2011 Blowout in the Gulf: the BP oil spill disaster and the future of energy in America Freudenburg, William R.
GC1221 .J85 2011 Black tide: the devastating impact of the Gulf oil spill Juhasz, Antonia
TD427 .P4 L44 2010 In deep water: the anatomy of a disaster, the fate of the Gulf, and ending our oil addiction Lehner, Peter
TD427 .P4 R39 2011 In too deep: BP and the drilling race that took it down Reed, Stanley, 1950-
HD9574 .M63 S74 2011 Drowning in oil: BP and the reckless pursuit of profit Steffy, Loren C.
TN871.215 .U52 2010 Increased safety measures for energy development on the outer continental shelf United States. Dept. of the Interior
TD427 .P4 U6 2011 Deep water: the Gulf oil disaster and the future of offshore drilling: report to the President United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
TD427 .P4 U62 2011 Deep water: the Gulf oil disaster and the future of offshore drilling: recommendations United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
TD427 .P4 U64 2011 Macondo: the Gulf oil disaster: Chief Counsel's report United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling