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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Dr. Marcia McNutt to Provide Status Update on Flow Rate Technical Group's Scientific Efforts to Measure the Flow from BP Oil Spill
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TODAY, Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 4:45 pm EDT, Dr. Marcia McNutt, the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group, will discuss the status of the work of several scientific teams that are using various methodologies to estimate the amount of oil that is leaking from BP's well into the Gulf of Mexico. Working together with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and scientists from the Department of Energy, Dr. McNutt expects that the Flow Rate Technical Group will have an updated flow rate estimate in the coming days that brings together new data from the well and analysis from several scientific methodologies. News media may participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-877-601-3555 and providing the access code FLOW RATE.
Dr. Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Chair of the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group
News teleconference to discuss the status of scientific efforts to measure the amount of oil flowing from BP's well
4:45 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 10, 2010
The teleconference is open to all credentialed news media. Reporters wishing to participate
should dial 1-877-601-3555 and provide the access code FLOW RATE. Participants will be asked to provide their name, affiliation and contact phone number.