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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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.
AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar to Tour Fort Ord, Hold Public Listening Session to Discuss Future Management of Site
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, January 13, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will wrap up his Western jobs swing with a visit to Fort Ord in California with Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey. A former military base located on the Monterey Peninsula, Fort Ord offers over 86 miles of public trails and welcomes 100,000 visitors a year.
During the visit Salazar, Hayes, and Abbey will host a public listening session to hear from members of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and friends groups on the importance of the Fort Ord public lands to the communities of California's Central Coast and ongoing efforts to enhance conservation and recreation opportunities in the area. The visit comes as part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative to establish a community-based, 21st century agenda for conservation, recreation, and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Sam Farr, U.S. Congressman
John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources
Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jim Kenna, California State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Fort Ord Public Listening Session
Friday, January 13, 2012
Carpenters Union Hall
910 2nd Ave
Media interested in attending, please RSVP to Erin Curtis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 916-350-05