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 Strickland to Discuss Sand Berms for Louisiana Coastal Waters
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Today, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Interior Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland will provide an update on the proposed construction of sand berms in the coastal waters of Louisiana to provide additional protection against the BP oil spill. Media can participate in the 3 p.m. EDT teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-7681 and providing the access code SPILL RESPONSE.
Assistant Secretary of the Interior Tom Strickland
Media teleconference on Sand Berms Coast Protection for Louisiana
Wednesday, June 23, 2010: 3 p.m. EDT
Credentialed news media are invited to participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-888-566-7681 and providing the access code SPILL RESPONSE.