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 Mark Completion of First Wind Farm on Public Lands in Nevada, Deliver Keynote at National Clean Energy Summit
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LAS VEGAS – On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Senator Harry Reid to mark the completion of the first wind power facility built on federal lands in Nevada. Sec. Salazar and Sen. Reid will be joined at the 8:30 a.m. PDT news conference by Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland, American Wind Energy Association's CEO Denise Bode, and Center for American Progress' John Podesta.
Following the press conference, Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0, beginning at 9:15 a.m. PDT. Salazar is expected to discuss the significant progress that has been made in the past three years to spur renewable energy development on public lands in the West and offshore wind energy on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf.