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:
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Today: Salazar, Ashe to Announce Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey
Will Hold Press Conference Call During Four-State Midwest Swing on Economic Benefits of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will hold a press conference call today to unveil the results of a comprehensive national survey on hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. The national survey is conducted every five years to help measure the importance of wildlife-based recreation to the American people.
Salazar is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today as part of a four-state swing through the Midwest to highlight America's Great Outdoors initiatives that enhance conservation efforts, foster outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, and fuel local economies. This afternoon, Salazar will join U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to make an announcement regarding the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge that will be located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
Credentialed media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Press Conference Call to Unveil Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. CDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT
Members of the credential media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.