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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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Interior Secretary Salazar, and FEMA Administrator Fugate to Host Media Conference Call to Discuss Wildland Fire Season Outlook
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WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will host a media conference call to outline the federal government's readiness for the wildland fire season to ensure protection for communities and restoration of forests and grasslands across the country. The Secretaries, joined by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and the National Interagency Fire Center's Ed Delgado, will describe federal capability to respond to wildfires that are becoming more complex, particularly in areas where urban populations are situated near forested areas.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator
Tom Tidwell, Forest Service Chief
Ed Delgado, National Interagency Fire Center
Media Teleconference to outline the federal government's readiness for the 2012 wildland fire season.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
1:00 p.m. EDT
Members of the news media are invited to call into 888-469-1348
Passcode: USDA (Given Verbally)
Trouble number: 202-720-8560
All callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.