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.
Assistant Secretary Castle to Discuss Administration Progress on Increasing Renewable Energy at National Hydropower Association Conference Monday
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, April 16, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science Anne Castle is expected to release a progress report on strategies to develop new U.S. hydropower generation at the National Hydropower Association Conference at the Capital Hilton.
The report highlights the collaborative work of the Department of the Interior, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Energy to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the agencies signed in March 2010 to advance development of clean, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable hydropower generation as part of President Obama's comprehensive energy strategy.
The two-year progress report details accomplishments toward achieving 13 high-level goals named in the MOU and 17 specific action items for helping to meet those goals. Collaboration and partnerships with other federal agencies, the hydropower industry, the research community, and numerous stakeholders, have helped these agencies succeed in their efforts.
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior - Water and Science
Remarks at National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Plenary Address
Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
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