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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Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to Discuss International Issues and Showcase New Book At Interior Department; Secretary Salazar to Honor Her With His First Lifetime Achievement Award
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, November 13, 2009, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will present a lecture to U.S. Department of the Interior employees and conservation partners titled Conservation and Communities: The Shifting Paradigm of International Conservation. Her remarks will focus on the growing need for global approaches to conservation, as exemplified by the challenge of addressing climate change. Using the Jane Goodall Institute's unique TACARE program in Tanzania as an example, she will share her view of international conservation—what it takes to achieve long-term success and the critical role of local populations and youth.
In addition, Dr. Goodall will speak about her new book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink, an inspiring tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a difference.
For the first time, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will present a Secretary's Lifetime Achievement Award, having chosen Dr. Goodall in recognition of her tireless dedication to promoting great ape conservation through applied research, public education, and advocacy. Dr. Goodall pioneered research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals, and improved the livelihoods of local communities, and created a worldwide network of young people dedicated to taking action to care for the environment.
Through the Great Ape Conservation Fund, Interior is currently supporting two projects implemented by the Jane Goodall Institute in the Republic of Congo and Tanzania. Dr. Goodall played a key role in the passage of the Great Ape Conservation Fund, which provides $4.5 million in critical funding each year that has been used to support more than 100 active projects in both Asia and Africa.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Employees and Invited Guests – Open to Credentialed Media
Lecture by Dr. Goodall and Presentation of Award by Secretary Salazar
Friday, November 13, 3:00 p.m.
Sidney Yates Auditorium, U.S. Department of the Interior