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.
Salazar to Announce Major Renewable Energy Milestone in Wyoming
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WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, will make a major announcement regarding renewable energy on public lands during a trip to Wyoming.
Salazar will be joined by Bureau of Land Management Acting Deputy Director Neil Kornze and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Neil Kornze, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Announcement Regarding Renewable Energy
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10:30 a.m. MDT
Laramie County Community College
Career and Tech Building in the Wind Tech Laboratory on the LCC campus