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:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Salazar to Announce Record Investments for Rural Communities
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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a news media teleconference to announce the Department of the Interior's record investments for rural communities across the nation under the 2012 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. More than 1,850 local governments are receiving the largest amount ever distributed under the program to help fund vital government services, such as public safety, housing, social services and transportation.
Credentialed news media are invited to participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3548 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
2012 Payments in Lieu of Taxes allocations for rural communities
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 1:30 PM EDT
Credentialed news media are invited to participate in the teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3548 and provide the access code INTERIOR.