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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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 Deliver Keynote Remarks at Offshore Wind Energy Conference
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BALTIMORE, MD -- On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. The conference brings together exhibitors and attendees from around the world to discuss this emerging market. During the conference, Secretary Salazar will highlight the steps Interior is taking toward developing a clean energy economy.
Immediately following the remarks, Salazar will participate in a media availability on offshore wind, along with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and AWEA CEO Denise Bode.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Keynote remarks at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Tuesday, October 11, 2010
3:20 p.m. Remarks
3:50 p.m. Media Availability
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
General session will be held in Ballroom 2 on Level 4 of the Convention Center
The Media availability will be held for credentialed press in rooms 331/332 on Level 3. Reporters may also join the media availability remotely by calling: 1-800-862-9098, (International) 785-424-1051, Conference ID: Offshore
Background: AWEA is the national trade association of America's wind industry, with more than 2,500 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers. For more information about AWEA, please visit: www.awea.org.