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.
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).
Obama Administration to Announce Next Steps for Potential Energy Development in the Mid- and South Atlantic
Last edited 4/27/2016
NORFOLK, Va. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau will hold a press event tomorrow to discuss next steps regarding conventional and renewable energy development in the Mid- and South Atlantic offshore planning areas.
Secretary Salazar, Director Beaudreau will be joined by Douglas W. Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia in the visit to Fugro Atlantic, a company that provides geotechnical, hydrogeologic, environmental and marine survey services.
Members of the news media unable to attend in person are welcome to join the 10:30am press announcement via teleconference at 1-888-790-1884; access code “INTERIOR.”
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Douglas W. Domenech, Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Wednesday, March 28
10:30 a.m. Press Conference
101 West Main St., World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Members of the news media are invited to call into the teleconference at 1-888-790-1884. The access code is “INTERIOR.”